>> A scene many Gambians feared might never happen. Adama Barrow, the country's president, finally touching down Thursday in the country he was elected to lead nearly two months ago. Barrow was sworn into office last week in Senegal. But his return had been delayed until a deal was brokered between his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, and West African leaders.
Jamay refused to cede control after his more than 2 decade reign, finally agreed to exile with 7,000 West African troops in his country ready to remove him by force if necessary. The bloodless transfer of power sparking a celebration in the nation's capitol of Banjul, thousands lining the streets.
Hoping for a glance of their new leader.>> I'm here to welcome my president. So today is our happiest day.>> We are expecting that he create a lot of jobs for the youths, so then the employment will go higher and higher. So then we say no more bad way.
>> Barrow's triumphant return doesn't mean the troops are leaving. The former real estate agent has asked the neighboring force to stay on for six months. There are questions about loyalty among the republican guard, long under the authority of Barrows exiled predecessor, there are also concerns about the unknown whereabouts of members of what are believed to be assassination squads.
No word yet on whether Barrow's new request for help will be granted.