A nationwide curfew has been declared in Sierra Leone in response to a potential coup attempt in the capital city of Freetown within the last hour.
Reports indicate that sporadic gunshots were heard at Wilberforce military barracks when unidentified individuals attempted to break into the military armoury.
The development, which occurred near the presidential lodge, prompted President Julius Bio to declare a nationwide curfew with the view to put the situation under control.
According to a statement by the Minister of Information and Civic Education of Sierra Leone, Chernor Bah, the unidentified individuals carried out the attack in the early hours of Sunday November 26th 2023.
“In the early hours of Sunday November 26th 2023, some unidentified individuals attempted to break into the military armory at Wilberforce barracks. They have all been rebuffed.
“To enable the security forces to continue the process of apprehending the suspects, a nationwide curfew is declared with immediate effect across the country.
“We strongly advise citizens to stay indoors,” Bah stated.