At least four navy officers have been arrested for a failed coup d’etat in Gambia.
The alleged ringleader of a failed coup plot, Lance Corporal Sanna Fadera has been detained, along with three other officers from the navy, presidential guard battalion and military police.
The Gambia is a largely stable country in West Africa which is popular with holidaymakers because of its beaches and wildlife.
Life has continued as normal in the capital, Banjul, since the government said that it had foiled a coup plot the previous day.
The West African regional body, the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), condemned the attempted coup, and said it “stands firmly” by President Adama Barrow’s government.
The police statement did not link Mr Sabally, who was a presidential affairs minister in former leader Yahya Jammeh’s regime, to the alleged coup plot.
Mr Sabally’s United Democratic Party (UDP) demanded his immediate release, saying the “short edited” video did not accurately reflect his views.