(JollofNews)—A university student in the Gambia who uploaded a video on Facebook showing a police officer flogging a young school girl has gone missing.
Anti-FGM campaigner Aminata Manneh, who is in her third year at the University of the Gambia, is reported to have been arrested by agents of the feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA) on Wednesday evening after her video went viral on the popular social networking site.
She reportedly took the 49 seconds long video on Monday after coming across the police officer flogging the young girl believed to be about ten-years-old. The young girl was reportedly involved in a fight with another girl.
In the video, the unidentified traffic police officer could be seen following the schoolgirl to the side of a busy road and giving her a few strokes of the cane.
Commenting on the video, Ms Manneh wrote: “This is a total child’s right violation. Since when does a traffic police officer have the right to lay hands on a young school girl cuz they were fighting?? I mean we all went through this. What has become of our authorities???”
The Gambian authorities are yet to comment on Ms Manneh arrest but human right campaigners have condemn her arrest and are calling for her immdiate and unconditional release.