Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow is in mourning following the death of his son, Habibou Barrow.

Habibou died on the way to the hospital in Manjai Kunda after being bitten by a dog on Sunday, January 15. He was 8 years old.

Adama Barrow is currently in Senegal for safety reasons, after current president Yahya Jammeh had refused to step down.

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His inauguration is scheduled to hold on Thursday, and was advised to remain in Senegal by the Economic Community of West African States.

Barrow’s media team told media on Monday: “Yes, Habitou Barrow passed away last night after being bitten by a dog. He was the 8 years old son of Adama Barrow’s second wife. He will be laid to rest today at 2 pm.”

Habibou Barrow burial

The son of Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow, Habibou, is laid to rest

Barrow is married to two wives, and had 5 children.