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Sierra Leone police dismiss jihadists invasion rumours


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The police in Sierra Leone dismissed as untrue the rumours that Somalia’s Al-Shabaab jihadists were arrested in Conakry, Guinea on their way to the country, APA learns here.Speaking to journalists recently in Freetown, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Crime Services, Morie Lengor, said the Interpol team that was sent to Conakry to investigate the rumour had reported back that no such arrest had been made.

He however acknowledged the arrest of people with shotguns from Conakry, but stated that those guns were brought into the country for hunting.

Morie Lengor warned people involved in any illegal act to stop, as the police would remain vigilant and resolute in prosecuting defaulters to face the full force of the law.

He appealed to communities in the border areas to continue to be watchful and whistle- blowers for any detected criminal conduct that is likely to undermine the hard earned peace, safety and security of the country.

The rumour of the arrest in Guinea of Al-Shabaab jihadists heading to Sierra Leone began when this Somali terror group reportedly threatened to invade the country following the deployment of hundreds of Sierra Leone Army to Somalia under the African Union mission 5AMISOM) to restore peace in that horn of Africa country.

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