The Provincial Security Committee (PROSEC) Eastern Region has held an emergency meeting at the office of the Resident Minister East at Maxwell Khobe Street office in Kenema city.
Addressing his audience during the meeting the Resident Minister East Hon William Juana Smith stated that the meeting was convened at this time to enable security stakeholders in the region to discuss the unfolding security situation in the neighboring country Guinea following the military take over.
The Minister disclosed that contingency plans were being put in place to respond appropriately to any security threat from across the borders. Hon. Smith therefore called on all citizens to go about their normal business as there is no need for panic in any way.
In his statement the Assistant Inspector General of Police Eastern region Al-sheik Kamara says police have become more vigilant and have stepped up their joint patrol especially along the border areas in a bid to foil any security threat in the nation.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police informed the general public about the setting up of a crisis command centre at the Regional Police Headquarters in Kenema city.
Al-sheik added that the centre is to receive information from the sub regional police divisions on six hours basis. He called on the public to cooperate with the police by passing on vital information of any security threat for prompt action.
In his contribution the commander of the third (3rd) Infantry Brigade in Kenema Lt. Col S.E.T. Marrah says the military is closely working with the police to provide security for the entire nation as it is their constitutional mandate.
By Saffa Moriba in Kenema