(JollofNews) – Two Gambian born naturalised US citizens who went missing while on a trip to the Gambia in June 2013 are said to have been beheaded by senior officers of former President Yahya Jammeh’s regime.

Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe are reported to have been beheaded with a machete in Mr Jammeh’s home village Kanilai, some 119 kilometres away from Banjul by General Sulayman Badjie, Colonel Solo Bojang, Lt. Nuha Badjie, Major Momodou Jarju, Captain Mustapha Sanneh, Captain Michael Jatta, Staff Sergeant Sulayman Sambou SBN, WO1 Nfansu Nyabally and Corporal Saikouba Jarju .

Ceesay and Jobe arrived in the Gambia in May 2013 to start a business and provide employment opportunities to youths.

But according to eye-witness accounts reported to the US State Department and the FBI, their vehicle was stopped at a security checkpoint in Burusubi while travelling back from a music concert on the night of  22nd June 2013.

According to their families, the two friends were asked to get out of the car by the officers who placed them in handcuffs and threw  them in the back of a pick-up truck.

They were later taken to a private apartment that they rented, which was ‘completely’ ransacked before they were transported to headquarters of the feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Banjul. They have not been heard or seen ever since.

State prosecutors have Thursday charged the officers with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

A local magistrate has since issued a warrant for the arrest of the officer who are all currently at large.