The United States Embassy in Sierra Leone has strongly condemned the attack on the Wilberforce Barracks military facility in Freetown early on Sunday, November 26, 2023.

In a statement, the Embassy expressed its unwavering support for the Sierra Leone government and its efforts to restore peace and security in the country. The statement also urged all Sierra Leoneans to adhere to the government-imposed curfew for their own safety.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the attempted overnight forceful seizure of Wilberforce Barracks and armory,” the statement read. “Such actions have no justification.”

The Embassy further commended the Sierra Leone government’s security forces for their swift and decisive response to the attack. It also expressed its confidence in the government’s ability to maintain order and protect the country’s citizens.

“The United States continues to stand with all those working for a peaceful, democratic, healthy, and prosperous Sierra Leone,” the statement concluded.

The Embassy’s statement comes as the Sierra Leone government continues to grapple with the aftermath of the attack, which has left several people injured. The government has imposed a curfew in Freetown and surrounding areas, and security forces have been deployed to maintain order.