A nationwide curfew has been declared in Sierra Leone in response to a potential coup attempt in the capital city of Wilberforce within the last hour.
Gatekeepers News reports that this was disclosed in a statement saying the situation has been effectively quelled by the Presidential Guard.
The statement read, “Fellow Sierra Leoneans, I bring you greetings from the Presidential Lodge in Freetown.
“In the early hours of this morning, there was a breach of security at the Military Barracks at Wilberforce in Freetown, as some unidentified individuals attacked the military armoury.
“However, they were repelled by our gallant Security Forces and calm has been restored.
“As the combined team of our Security Forces continue to root out the remnant of the fleeing renegades, a nationwide curfew has been declared and citizens are encouraged to stay indoors.
“The PEACE of our beloved NATION is PRICELESS and we shall continue to protect the peace and security of Sierra Leone against the forces that wish to truncate our much-cherished stability.
“We remain resolute in our determination to protect democracy in Sierra Leone and I urge all Sierra Leoneans to unite towards this collective responsibility.
“Long Live The Republic of Sierra Leone.”