Law and order breakdown has forced the government of Sierra Leone to issue a nationwide curfew.
The nationwide curfew in Sierra Leone was announced after unidentified gunmen attacked a military barracks and attempted to break into an armoury in Freetown, the capital city.
The order is contained in a statement by Chernor Bah, information and civic education minister.
It was conveyed via statehouse website on Sunday.
According to Bah, President Julius Bio declared the nationwide curfew following the security breach at the military barracks in Freetown.
The minister quoted Bio as reaffirming government’s determination to protect democracy and peace.
According to him, security forces were in control of the situation.
“In the early hours of Sunday, some unidentified individuals attempted to break into the military armoury at the Wilberforce barracks. They have been rebuffed.
“A nationwide curfew has been declared with immediate effect. We strongly advise citizens to stay indoors.”
The minister recalled that Bio addressed the nation in the early hours of Sunday during which he alerted Sierra Leoneans of the security breach in Freetown.
“Some unidentified individuals attacked the military armoury. However, they were repelled by our gallant security forces and calm has been restored.
“As the combined team of our security forces continues to route out the remnant of the fleeing renegades, a nationwide curfew has been declared and citizens are encouraged to stay indoors.”