Due to intelligence gathered about a civil disorder in the country, Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL), Port Loko Correctional Center North-West Region, and Radio Bankasoka 97.5 FM have been stationed with security men at their doors.
On the 7 August 2023, the community radio posted on it Facebook page updating the public on the event. In a visit to all these places by a Sierraloaded reporter, two armed military personnel are found siting at the entrance of each of the institutions.
One of the staff at the correctional Center said, “The environment is peaceful and calm at the moment and all the three component of the force including soldiers, police and prion officers are working together to maintain the peace.”
Moreover, there is a frequent patrolling vehicle comprising of soldiers and police officers on the streets of the city. Meanwhile, there is a calm and peaceful atmosphere, and everybody is going about their businesses.