Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow poses for a photo after an exclusive interview with Reuters in Banjul, Gambia, on December 12, 2016. Photo: Reuters

In a sad turn of events, the eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog.

According to BBC, Habibu Barrow is reported to have died on the way to the hospital after Sunday’s incident in Manjai near Banjul.His funeral has already taken place.

Mr Barrow is in the Senegalese capital Dakar ahead of his planned inauguration on Thursday.

It also says its is considering military intervention to force Mr Jammeh to relinquish power.

Mr Jammeh applied to the Supreme Court to stop Mr Barrow’s inauguration.

But on Monday, the Chief Justice refused to rule on the issue as he was a subject of the injunction which sought to stop him swearing in Mr Barrow.

Thousands of people have been leaving the country, some telling the BBC it was not safe.

Mr Barrow is a devout Muslim who is reportedly married with two wives and had five children, according to the Gambian newspaper The Point.

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