Culled from The New Vision newspaper :

The Inspector General of Police, Francis Allieu Munu, has called on the people of Sierra Leone to discard or ignore the press release issued by the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP ) about the re-arming and deployment of ex-combatants in the South and East to register. I am encouraging all Sierra Leoneans to ignore that press release and go about their normal business . “There is nothing alarming in the country as the biometric registration is going on peacefully “,Munu said last night . He emphasized that from a professional point of view there are no arms and ammunition scattered up and down the streets which he noted would have been reflected on a high crime rate .




The Police Chief recalled the national consultative conference held in December last year for leaders of the registered political parties and other stakeholders which he said has formed the basis of how to police political rallies and processions.

He urged Sierra Leoneans not to castigate or stigmatize the ex-combatants considering the fact that most people are also ex-combatants given the role they played during the war with some providing information to those who executed it.

Mr. Munu stressed that anyone involved in violence will find himself behind bars before the November elections . He assured Sierra Leoneans that they will police the November elections without fear or favour , adding that they had done it before.




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4 Responses to “Sierra Leone Police call on the nation to disregard Maada Bio’s press release”

  1. Knowing the integrity and tenacity of IG Munu, I am sure he and his men will do the job. This is also a stark warning to all those clamoring for violence that if they indeed try to disrupt the country again, they will rut in jail while those who support democracy will reap the benefit.

  2. Good Mr Inspector General the Security of the nation Sierra Leone lies in your hands and we pray that the Almighty God will Save us from unscrupulous blood thirsty people in Sierra Leone. keep the Peace we need it. We Sierra Leoneas are tired of wicked Sierraleones who are always interested in trying to See our land that we say love, plunging it into chaos and anarchy. God save Sierra Leone, the general 2012 elections and the people of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leoneans awake from your slumber and resist theose wicked men and women of Sierra Leone who are masquerading in lions dressed in sheeps’ clothing and be ware of them. Our Father In Heaven let ur will be done in Sierra Leone as it is Heaven. Amen

  3. Gladys Bannister March 1, 2012

    I don’t think the Sierra Leone Police has any business in politics, their job is to protect the Nation. Maad Bio’s press release has nothing to do with them, it is for the people of Sierra Leone, let them be the judge instead of the police telling them what to do. It is about time for Sierra Leonean to know their right, it is not all the time you should be told what to do like a child.

  4. Basaac March 4, 2012

    It is my pleasure on behave of the entire Sierra Leonean community here abroad and at home to extend my sincere and honest gratitude to Mr. Francis Allieu Munu, the Inspector General Of Police of Sierra Leone and his enabled and humble police officers serving under his command.

    Sierra Leone has reached a stage in which its people must be protected by law as enacted by the constitution of the Country. The safety of our people, be it political, economical, and or otherwise cannot be compromised by a group of vindictive cold blooded schemers who are bent in to continue to disrupt the one time ‘Athens of West Africa’(Sierra Leone.) Sierra Leoneans both at home and in diaspora are keenly watching the forth coming elections as conditions and situations unfold.

    Make no mistake, intruders and perpetrators to disrupt such a process (fair elections)will be subjected to serious consequences in the event an individual or a group of individuals are caught breaking the law. We, the people of Sierra Leone, will stand by the rule of law in making sure that our country once more regain its 12-year lost humanity to the entire world.

    I want to thank you all Sierra Leoneans and urge you all to keep focused to the future. Once more, thank you.

    New York