…to the Spate of Pandemonium in Sierra Leone between protesters and Security Personnel on August 10th 2022, President of Guinea-Bissau doubling as ECOWAS Chairman condemned Violence
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone – The President of Guinea-Bissau and Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – Umaro Sissoco Embalo, and different global someone’s on Monday expended a solidarity visit to Sierra Leone following last Wednesday’s vicious uprisings that affirmed dozens of lives including Police Officers.
In his message at State House in Freetown, President Embalo denounced the commotion and conveyed solaces to the bereft families and criticized the August 10th occurrence, explaining that “violence has no place in a democracy, particularly in a country like Sierra Leone that has made tremendous improvement in building and establishing democratic policy”, and is ranked one of the most peaceful nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The ECOWAS Chairman told, Sierra Leone has earned great headway in the tracts of inclusive developmental democracy and respect for the rule of law, ensuring that the worldwide community will proceed to work with the nation to build and strengthen its constructive democratic advancement.
In streak with the ECOWAS stance, Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has inaugurated an inquiry into the said occurrences by way to draw lawbreakers to book.
President Embalo thus, motivated President Bio to proceed in engaging several groups in the coming days, including getting the Peace Commission to undertake strategic engagements with the usage of the oppositions in various parts of the country.
“I was well shocked when I saw people killing the police. This kind of thing I do not think is going to happen in my country because the police are for us the civilians, to protect. If you have killed somebody who is protecting you, one day if somebody beats you, who will protect you? Nobody,” he told.
He mumbled, the people who killed the police are not good citizens, and exhorted President Bio to talk more with the opposition.
In his reaction, President Bio recollected and interpreted the incident as a “very difficult situation”, noting that it frightened on security and violent attack on peace, democracy, and ordinary citizens which led to the death of policemen and civilians.
President Bio stated that the protests claimed the lives of officers and ordinary people. People in parts of Freetown East, Waterloo, Lungi, Magburaka, Makeni, and Kamakwie, took to the streets, set up barricades and then attacked the Police.
Police stations were set on fire and Government properties were seriously touched. The preliminary justification given by the demonstrators for their taking to the streets was the soaring cost of living. President Bio said it was an insurrection aimed at toppling the government.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent