The Gambia High Commission in Sierra Leone has advised all Gambians in the country to stay at home and avoid non-emergency travels, until further notice, amid violent protests in some parts of the country, earlier Wednesday.
“Due to the current security situation in Freetown and other parts of the country, The Gambia High Commission in Freetown wishes to advise all Gambian citizens living and resident in the country to stay at home and avoid non-emergency travels until further notice.
“The High Commission will remain open to offer essential and emergency services to the public. Gambian citizens requiring services from the High Commission may call the following numbers +232 340 58777 and +232 314 14307.
“Gambian citizens are further advised to review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates, be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security,” the High Commission said in a statement on Facebook this evening.
Sierra Leone government has declared a nationwide curfew, following the protests over the surge in the cost-of-living, according to reports.
During the protests, some protesters have reportedly put up roadblocks, burnt tyres, and called for the resignation of President Mada Bio, who was away at the time.
So far, there has not been any official report of casualties, but unconfirmed reports said a number of police and civilians died from the clashes.