The Gambia’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mamour Jobe, who died on Saturday after battling a brief illness was yesterday laid to rest at his residence at Sinchu Alhagie. He was 61.
Born at Balangarr village, Jobe served The Gambia Police Force (GPF) for four decades.
Jobe was appointed IGP on 9 July 2018, few days after the resignation of Landing Kinteh during the deadly fracas that sprung and killed four people at Faraba Village. The late IGP Jobe has served in various units of the Police Force for about 40 years and is said to have vast experience in policing.
President Barrow said in a statement that Jobe’s demise was a great loss to The Gambia: “This is a great loss to the nation. He was not only IGP but a social worker who supported many communities. I have lost a great friend.”
Barrow expressed his deep sadness and sense of loss whilst extending his condolences to the family of late Mamour Jobe, the entire police force, and the entire security sector.
According to the statement, Jobe worked hard to reorient the Police Force towards standard operating procedures in policing, encouraged community policing, and embarked on many initiatives including building police stations. The President’s statement also indicated that Jobe fortified communities to promote peace and stability, as well respect the rule of law.