Sierra Leone police declare 34 persons wanted over attempted coup

The police in Sierra Leone, on Tuesday, declared 34 persons wanted in connection with last Sunday’s apparent attempted coup.

The 34 persons whose pictures were released by the Sierra Leone police are wanted for questioning over their roles in the attempted coup that started with an attack on the armoury at the Wilberforce Barracks in Freetown.

The 34 wanted persons include military officers and civilians including two females.

The attempted coup was the second in the country, following a disputed presidential election that returned incumbent President, Julius Mada Bio, to power for a second term in office.

The first attempted coup happened about three months ago following a disputed presidential election in June.

Eight countries in West and Central Africa are under military rule after a series of coups, including Guinea.

However, the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, and regional block, Economic Community of West African States have released statements strongly condemning Sunday’s violence.

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