Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In response to disinformation and threats circulating on social media, Information and Civic Education Minister Chernor Bah issued a stern warning on Tuesday. Minister Bah clarified that the presence of security personnel in the country aims to protect and restore security based on intelligence regarding potential unlawful demonstrations. He emphasized that peaceful citizens should continue with their regular activities.
Speaking at a briefing held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 16, Minister Bah assured the public that the deployment of security forces is intended to maintain order and safeguard against any potential illegal activities. Those who choose to engage in unlawful activities, he cautioned, will face the full force of Sierra Leone’s laws.
“I want to assure the people of Sierra Leone that tomorrow (today) is a work day. And you are free and safe,” Minister Bah reassured the citizens.
Expanding on his statement, he urged all citizens to carry on with their daily routines, emphasizing that schools will reopen for pupils. Minister Bah stressed that the military and police presence should not instil fear among citizens but should be seen as a measure to protect and uphold order in the country. This, he noted, is particularly crucial in preventing unidentified and illegal demonstrators from causing chaos and atrocities. AJ/17/1/2024