Mr Badara Joof, vice president of The Gambia, is dead.
Joof’s death was announced Wednesday by President of The Gambia Adama Barrow in a tweet.
Mr Barrow tweeted, “Fellow #Gambians, it is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing away of my #VicePresident, His Excellency, Badara Alieu Joof.
“The sad event took place in India after a short illness. May Allah grant him Jannahtul Firdawsi.”
It was gathered that Mr Joof, before assuming the position of vice president, served as minister of higher education, research, science and technology from 2017 to 2022.
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