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Nigerian air force deployed to 'enforce Gambia election mandate'

File photo of Senegalese troops during a training exercise Credit: AP

The Nigerian air force say it has deployed to Senegal to "provide support in enforcing The Gambia's election mandate".

Gambia's president of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, has refused to hand over power after losing an election last year.

Senegal troops are at the Gambian border and are understood to be ready to enter the country if no political solution is reached by midnight.

British tourists are being evacuated from the West African country.

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