Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has accused unidentified foreign countries of planning the attack Tuesday’s attack on Banjul.
Jammeh, who returned home on Wednesay dismissed rumour that the attack was an attempted coup to overthrow his government.
In his first public address after returning home, Jammeh said his country had been attacked by dissidents based in the United States, Germany and Britain.
The U.S. government and the United Nations both issued statements condemning any attempts to seize power but also warning against any further violence.
Meanwhile, the attack has prompted the arrests of several dozen civilian and military personnel, according to an intelligence source Thursday.
The suspects are reportedly being held in “four villas” near the Gambian capital Banjul following interrogations relating to the attack on the presidential palace,