The Education Secretary of Diocese of Makeni, Fr. Peter Momodu Mansaray has called on all schools including administrators to desist from participating in protests or any act of violence and political unrest.

This comes after security forces in a meeting with the Vicar General, informed them about a security intelligence disclosing that they are planning to use schools and pupils as human shields for the protests.

The meeting held on the 7th September, was attended by Senior Commanding Officers of the Sierra Leone Police (AIG) and Armed Forces (Brigade Commander, Chief of Staff and Commanding Officer) of the North-East Region.

The Vicar General was instructed to inform all parish priests, managers, head teachers, principals, priests and religious people to alert all pupils to stay away from all forms of influence of violence and if possible to reach their parents to protect their children from violence.