Senegal, Dakar (MAT) – SENEGALESE FISHERMAN SHOT TO DEATH “The issues that resulted in the loss of a Senegalese fisherman life yesterday by the Mauritanian Coast Guard, need to be fixed as soon as possible.” said Henry Debey, Food and Agriculture Organization of United National Expert (FAO).
Mr Henry Debey speaking at the opening of the workshop dedicated to Atlantic tuna fisheries management, he hoped that the issues and incidents between Senegalese fishermen and Mauritanian Coast Guard will be solved “quickly and efficiently” before he offers his condolences to the grieving parents.
Fishermen and Youth from the deceased’s place of origin, Guet-Ndar, Saint Louis north and former Senegalese capital were demonstrating against the death of their brothers. The victim was on board of a boat with other Senegalese fishermen before he was cruelly shot to death Saturday by the Mauritanian Coast guards.
After the tragedy, the Senegalese Ministry of Interior, ALy Ngouille Ndiaye went to Saint Louis to meet the grieving parents and the Guet-Ndar fishermen to show them the support and the protection of the Senegalese State buy sending a sea patrol in the Mauritanian and Senegalese border.
Moreover, the Senegalese President, Macky Sall talked about the issue on Monday in front of the Senegalese in Addis ABABA (Ethiopia) where Senegalese President is attending the Africa Union Summit. ”The State of Senegal will take a firm commitment to stop this kind situation.” Wrote El Hadji Hamidou Kassé, Minister in charge of the Senegalese Presidency Communication on his twitter account