Armed Attack: Sierra Leone Ends Indefinite Curfew

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Sierra Leone has ended an indefinite nationwide curfew that was imposed after armed men attacked a military barrack and prisons in Freetown.

However, a new night curfew will be in place from 21:00 to 06:00 local time until further notice.

President Julius Maada Bio assured the nation that most of the individuals responsible for the unrest on Sunday have been apprehended and will face consequences. He emphasized that calm has been restored.

President Bio condemned the events as an assault on democracy, but did not mention the culprits or refer to an attempted coup.

The government had earlier stated that renegade soldiers were responsible for the attack and their aim was to access the weapons at the barracks.

The attackers reportedly released some prisoners and abducted others. President Bio was re-elected in June, but in August, several military officers were arrested for allegedly plotting a coup against him.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.