In a crucial address to the nation, President Maada Bio conveyed a message of reassurance from the Presidential Lodge in Freetown.

The morning brought an alarming breach of security at the Military Barracks in Wilberforce, Freetown, where unidentified assailants targeted the military armoury. Swift action ensued as our resilient Security Forces successfully repelled the attackers, swiftly restoring calm to the area.

In his speech, President Bio acknowledged the need for continued vigilance. A nationwide curfew has been instituted, urging citizens to remain indoors as the Security Forces, in a collaborative effort, diligently pursue the remnants of the assailants who fled the scene.

In his concluding remarks, President Bio echoed a resounding “Long Live The Republic of Sierra Leone,” encapsulating the spirit of resilience and unity necessary to overcome challenges and preserve the cherished values of the nation.

His speech reads, “Fellow Sierra Leoneans,

I bring you greetings from the Presidential Lodge in Freetown.

In the early hours of this morning, there was a breach of security at the Military Barracks at Wilberforce in Freetown, as 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 continue to route out the remnant of the fleeing renegades, a nationwide curfew has been declared and citizens are encouraged to stay indoors.

The PEACE of our beloved NATION is PRICELESS and we shall continue to protect the peace and security of Sierra Leone against the forces that wish to truncate our much-cherished stability.

We remain resolute in our determination to protect democracy in Sierra Leone and I urge all Sierra Leoneans to unite towards this collective responsibility.

Long Live The Republic of Sierra Leone.”