An alleged case of illegal crossing from Liberia to Sierra Leone on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, at the Kamba Wuko crossing point, resulted in the injury of a police officer.

According to an abstract report from Crime Officer D/Insp. Borbor Brima, at approximately 11:15hrs, a group of individuals including James Kennie Brima, Mustapha Bousor, Hajji Banya, and Jebbeh Rogers, all residents of Jendema town, Sorogbema Chiefdom, were apprehended by Military Personnel led by Sgt 18180099 Conteh, J. These individuals were arrested after they allegedly crossed from Liberia to Sierra Leone using a locally made boat.

In the incident, Corporal Tarawalie 18180089 mistakenly discharged 12 rounds of ammunition, injuring himself in the left foot. Upon receiving the report, immediate action was taken. A Police Medical request form was issued, and Cpl Tarawalie was promptly taken to the hospital for medical attention. Statements were obtained from all parties involved, and a thorough investigation is underway.

In a related development, a joint routine patrol was conducted within the Mano River Division on the same day. Regional Commander South, CSP Fambulleh, Lieutenant Colonel Maturie of the 14th Infantry Battalion Pujehun, and Tengbeh, head of the National Revenue Authority (NRA), visited various border crossing points. At the Bo Waterside border, both gates were found closed and security was manned by military and police personnel. At the Gbaa River crossing border checkpoint, a comprehensive security presence was observed, including military, OSD Personnel, and IIS Personnel.

Regional Commander South, AIG Brima Kanneh in his report to the Inspector General of Police, highlighted the calm and peaceful atmosphere prevailing throughout the entire division due to the joint patrols and robust security measures in place.

The situation remains under control as authorities continue to monitor the region closely.