ECOWAS Condemns Plot to Disrupt Constitutional Order in Sierra Leone
By, Adoba Echono
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has strongly condemned a recent plot by certain individuals to acquire arms and disrupt the peace and constitutional order in Sierra Leone.
In a press statement, the regional bloc has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of all those involved in this illegal act.
The organization has reiterated its zero-tolerance policy for any unconstitutional change of government in the region.
ECOWAS remains committed to supporting the government and people of Sierra Leone in their efforts to deepen democracy and good governance, consolidate peace and security, and foster socio-economic development.
ECOWAS urges all Sierra Leoneans to remain calm and united in the face of this threat.
The organization stands ready to assist the government in any way necessary to ensure the safety and security of all Sierra Leoneans.
Earlier today, President Julius Maada Bio had in a televised address from the Presidential Lodge, recounted the events of the morning, acknowledging the attack on the military armoury by unidentified individuals.
He commended the swift and decisive action taken by the country’s gallant Security Forces, who have successfully repelled the attack and restored calm to the situation.
As the Security Forces continue to track down the remaining perpetrators, President Bio has declared a nationwide curfew, urging citizens to remain indoors for their safety.
He emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and stability in Sierra Leone, stressing that it is a collective responsibility that requires unity among all citizens.