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Sierra Leone: Attempted break-in at military armory prompts nationwide curfew

November 26, 2023

In a recent development, the Government of , through the and Civic Education, issued a public notice addressing a security incident that unfolded in the early hours of Sunday, November 26, 2023.

Unidentified individuals attempted to break into the military armory at Wilberforce barracks, but their efforts were thwarted by state security forces.

The government assures the public that the situation is under control, emphasizing its commitment to maintaining security and order in the country.

In response to the incident and to facilitate the apprehension process of the suspects involved, a nationwide curfew has been declared with immediate effect.

Citizens are strongly advised to adhere to the curfew and stay indoors to support the efforts of the security forces.

The curfew is a precautionary measure aimed at ensuring the safety of the public while the authorities work diligently to address the attempted breach and apprehend those responsible.

For accurate information and real-time updates on the situation, the public is urged to follow the official Ministry of Information and Civic Education channels and official handles.

This communication strategy aims to provide the public with reliable information and mitigate the spread of misinformation during this security-sensitive period.

The statement, signed by Chernkru. Bah, Minister of Information and Civic Education for the Republic of Sierra Leone, serves as a reassurance of the government's commitment to transparency and public safety.

As the situation unfolds, citizens are encouraged to remain vigilant and cooperative with the security measures in place.

Further updates will be communicated through official channels to keep the public informed about the ongoing security efforts and any developments related to the incident.

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