Monrovia — The Liberian authorities has strongly condemned acts that disrupt regional stability after being knowledgeable that no less than three Liberian nationals had been shot and killed in neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire throughout an assault on a navy base.
Ivorian authorities stated the three had been making an attempt to overthrow the federal government of President Alassane Ouattara. Liberian passports and different paperwork reportedly belonging to them have been placed on show by Ivorian authorities on Wednesday after the assault on N’dotré navy base.
The federal government in Monrovia reiterated its dedication to making sure that its territory not be used as a launchpad for rebel, in response to an announcement from Info Minister Ledgerhood J. Rennie.
Liberia had initiated contact with the Ivorian authorities with a purpose to decide the complete extent of the incident, he stated, reminding that each governments had dedicated to strengthening the joint border surveillance mechanism.
“The Liberian authorities recognises that battle in any of the Mano River Union nations does not serve the very best curiosity of Liberia,” Rennie stated.
President George Weah stated he would quickly dispatch a delegation to Côte d’Ivoire to satisfy the authorities there.
UN Secretary Common Antonio Guterres said he was concerned concerning the assault perpetrated by unknown people towards an Ivorian navy base in Abidjan and condemned the assault, in response to his spokesman.
Liberia has had amicable ties with Côte d’Ivoire, with each nations previously enjoying host to folks fleeing battle on the opposite aspect of the border.
Native human rights organisation, Justice Discussion board Liberia, referred to as on the federal government to research the alleged killings of the three Liberians.
Cross-border merchants concern harassment
Some Liberians, who commute between Cote d’Ivoire for enterprise, have expressed concern of being stigmatised by state safety in Côte d’Ivoire.
Kadiatu Kamara, 43, a neighborhood Liberian importer of Ivorian footwear, says she fears bullying from Ivorian safety.
“We already discover it troublesome to commute freely from right here to Côte d’Ivoire in comparison with travelling to neighbouring Guinea,” Kamara informed RFI in downtown Monrovia.
“In Côte d’Ivoire the safety forces accomplish that many searches. And with the information coming from there, I’m afraid the intimidation will improve,” she stated, including that she hoped the federal government would resolve the problems.