A military armory in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, was subjected to an attack on Sunday, prompting the government to enforce an immediate national curfew.
Reports indicate that those attempting to breach the armory were successfully repelled, with witnesses in the Wilberforce district reporting gunfire and explosions.
The Information Ministry released a statement reassuring the public of the government’s control, emphasizing that the security forces are managing the situation.
In response to the incident and to facilitate the apprehension of suspects, a nationwide curfew has been implemented across the country.
Despite these developments, the statement did not provide further details about the identity or motives of the alleged attackers.
Sierra Leone, an English-speaking nation in West Africa, has been grappling with a political crisis since the presidential and general elections held in June of this year.