The National Assembly building is seen in Banjul, Gambia Dec. 15, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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Nigeria sent troops and fighter jets to Senegal in a show of military force Wednesday aimed at persuading Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to finally surrender power after an election defeat.The 51-year-old Gambian leader announced a state of emergency on Tuesday, saying it was necessary because of interference from foreign powers in the country's December 1 election.The 15-nation Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) has repeatedly urged Jammeh to respect the outcome of the vote and step aside.Under the Gambian constitution a state of emergency lasts up to 90 days if the national assembly confirms it – which the legislature did late Tuesday.The Dutch travel firm TUI Nederland told AFP on Tuesday it would repatriate "about 800" clients.Some tourists were unfazed by the news as the state of emergency, however, as their countries had not issued travel alerts.
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