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Sierra Leone Lifts Indefinite Curfew

by Francis Pelenah Jr,

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Sierra Leone has lifted an indefinite curfew imposed on Sunday after armed men attacked a military barracks and prisons in Freetown.

A night curfew will begin from 21:00 to 06:00 local time every day “until further notice.”

President Julius Maada Bio addressed the nation saying most of the leaders of Sunday’s unrest had been arrested and will be held accountable.

Calm has been restored, he added.

Mr. Bio described the events as an attack on democracy but did not name the perpetrators or speak of an attempted coup.

Earlier on Sunday, November 26, 2023, the Government of Sierra Leone said “renegade soldiers” were to blame and that they had tried to break into the armory of the barracks.

The assailants are said to have freed some prison inmates and abducted others.

President Bio was re-elected in June but in August some military officers were arrested and accused of plotting a coup against President Bio.

However, reports say the streets of the capital, Freetown, are still mostly empty, despite the government lifting a nationwide curfew, following an attack on a military barracks.

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