Barrow finally returns to Gambia amid tight security by Nigerian, Senegalese soldiers
Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow has returned to the country.
Barrow is set to assume power days after his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh left for exile.
It was gathered that President Barrow’s plane touched down at Banjul airport where jubilant crowd of supporters waited to welcome him Thursday evening.
After landing, he tweeted: “I’m finally home #Gambia.”
Mr Barrow, who has been in neighbouring Senegal, won the presidential election in December.
However, a handover was stalled, when Mr Jammeh, Gambia’s president of 22 years, refused to step aside.
He left for exile at the weekend after mediation by regional leaders and the threat of military intervention.
Mr Barrow, donned in white robes and a cap, stepped off the plane in Banjul as heavily armed troops from Senegal and Nigeria stood by.