Freetown, 27 November, 2023 / 9:24 pm (ACI Africa).
Gloom swept across the entire nation of Sierra Leone on Sunday, November 26 as Churches and other worship centres remained closed following a curfew directive that was issued by the government in response to a security breach that was witnessed in the West African country.
Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio confirmed in a televised national address that “some individuals” had attacked the military barracks in the country’s capital Freetown and released some prisoners.
“In the early hours this morning, there was a breach of security at the military barracks at Wilberforce in Freetown,” President Bio said in the Sunday, November 26 address at 8 p.m. Sierra Leonean time.
“Some individuals attacked the military armory and other locations in Freetown, including the Pandema Road correctional centre. In the event, prisoners escaped,” he said, and added that the attackers had been repelled.
A Spiritan priest expressed fears over a possible coup in the country, and asked for prayers for the country.