Sierra Leone is facing tension after a coup attempt.
Freshreporters News reports gunfire at Cockrill Barracks on Sunday morning.
Due to the alarming situation in Freetown, the Sierra Leone Government has imposed a curfew until further notice.
They want to ensure people’s safety and mention that state security forces are managing the situation.
The Minister of Information and Civic Education, Chernor A. Bah, signed a statement on Sunday morning. The statement provides a security update and announces a nationwide curfew.
The statement reads: “Security Update and Nationwide Curfew Announcement.”
“In the early hours of Sunday, November 26th 2023, some unidentified individuals attempted to break into the military armoury at Wilberforce barracks. They have all been rebuffed.”
“The public is assured that the government and our state security forces are in control.”
“To enable the security forces to continue the process of apprehending the suspects, a nationwide curfew is declared with immediate effect across the country. We strongly advise citizens to stay indoors.”
“Please follow the official Ministry of Information and Civic Education channels and our official handles for accurate information and updates on the situation.”
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