The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely monitoring the unfolding security crisis in Sierra Leone triggered by the breach of the Military Armory at Wilberforce Barracks in Freetown.

Expressing grave concern, the Chairperson condemns the recent outbreak of violence in Freetown, emphasizing that such acts jeopardize the peace, democratic processes, and overall stability of Sierra Leone.

Commending the swift response of the Sierra Leonean Government in repelling the attacks, the Chairperson acknowledges the efforts made to maintain order and protect the nation’s democratic foundations.

Assuring unwavering support, the Chairperson conveys the African Union’s commitment to stand by the Government and people of Sierra Leone. The organization remains dedicated to assisting in the reinforcement of inclusive democracy, stability, and the ongoing process of nation-building in Sierra Leone. As the situation evolves, the African Union pledges to collaborate closely with Sierra Leone to address the challenges at hand and foster a resilient and prosperous future for the nation.