The German Embassy in Sierra Leone reacted on Sunday evening to the standoff between supporters of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Dr. Samura Kamara and the Sierra Leone Police at Mile 38 in Port Loko District in North-Western Sierra Leone.

“Deeply concerned about reports of an incident involving Samura Kamara convoy at mile 38,” the Embassy wrote on their social media page.

The Foreign mission said that they were grateful for the swift intervention of the Police Chief, William Fayia Sellu and the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Sullay Ibrahim Sesay.

The Embassy calls for utmost restraint to assure a peaceful campaign and peaceful, fair with inclusive multi-party and multi-candidate elections this June.

Fracas broke out on Sunday after supporters of the APC were halted at Mile 38 checkpoint by the Sierra Leone Police.

Kamara reported on his social media campaign page that the police attacked his convoy and shot at one of the vehicles. He claimed that the police “executing orders from above” fired seven rounds.

There were no reports of casualties but the police, in a press release late on Sunday, said they halted Kamara’s convoy because he breached an earlier agreement which gave him the leeway to use 20 vehicles from Freetown International Airport. However, they claimed that by the time they arrived at the said checkpoint, there were 50 vehicles and had cause to halt them.

The police said some of the APC supporters confronted them and their reaction was to ensure they restore order at the busy checkpoint.