Authorities in the Gambia have opened a murder investigation after the remains of a Gambian soldier was found in a well.

The lifeless body of Corporal Babucarr MS Bah, known locally as Sheriffo Kujabi, was found in a well on Thursday, at Madiyana village, West Coast Region.

Police  and military intelligence team are trying to piece together the final movements of Corporal Bah and circumstances surrounding his death.