Curfew Lifted


By Ayodele Deen-Cole

The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has lifted the 8pm – 6am curfew that was imposed on residents in Makeni, Magburaka and Kambia, following the announcement of the 31st March presidential run-off election result by the National Electoral Commission (NEC).

However, the SLP, reports say, continues its rigorous night patrol to maintain security, stability and decorum. According to the Regional Commander, North-East, they are very pleased that the entire region is now relatively  calm after several young men and women were nabbed and charged to court by the police for riotous conducts, public disorder and loitering shortly  after the results were announced. The AIG also urged residents to remain peaceful as the security apparatus now guarantees their full safety and security. He also called on them to refrain from political violence, as the law of the land is supreme, adding that the SLP will not allow anyone to cause a mayhem in the country.

Meanwhile, people in that part of the country have expressed satisfaction over the removal of the curfew as, according to many, they now enjoy freedom of movement. A resident in Makeni, Abdul Bangura said previously his human right was violated as he was not able to move freely in his own hometown.