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Joint security patrols after supporters of Sierra Leone's APC and SLPP clash | Africanews - 11 months ago, 14 Mar 02:18

By: Abdur Rahman Alfa ...

Calm is back in Sierra Leone’s Eastern Province after supporters of the main parties, the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) clashed in the town of Koquima in the Kono District. A BBC journalist in the country, Umaru Fofana reported that the violent clashes have led to the deployment of joint military and police patrols. He further reported that eye witnesses said the clashes broke out after supporters of the SLPP began taunting APC faithful over the presidential results which puts SLPP’s Julius Maada Bio ahead with 75% of official results announced. The original cause of the issue was between two neighbours before escalating to groups of supporters. A local police commander, Bockarie Sandy, confirmed injuries and arrests over the incident. As at the last results update (75% official results on March 12), the National Electoral Commission (NEC) put Maada Bio ahead ...
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