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Sierra Leone Implements Nationwide Curfew Amidst Coup Concerns

Sierra Leone Implements Nationwide Curfew Amidst Coup Concerns

Sierra Leone Implements Nationwide Curfew Amidst Coup Concerns

Amidst growing concerns of a coup d’état, the Sierra Leonean government has implemented a nationwide curfew in response to gunfire in Freetown. Minister of Information and Civic Education, Chernor A.

Bah, assured citizens of the government’s control, stating that unidentified individuals attempting to breach the military armory at Wilberforce barracks had been repelled.

The government declared an immediate nationwide curfew to facilitate the apprehension of suspects. Citizens are urged to remain indoors and stay informed through official Ministry of Information and Civic Education channels for accurate updates.

Also read: Nigerian Army Makes Arrest in Plateau School Attack

This move follows previous arrests in July 2023 linked to an attempted coup, reflecting a regional trend as Niger and Burkina Faso recently experienced military takeovers.

Some analysts argue that frequent coups in Africa pose a threat to democratic processes, while others highlight coup plotters’ claims of addressing maladministration and political corruption as motives for their actions.

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