Liberian authorities says it’s deeply involved by incident by which males regarded as Liberians attacked an Ivorian military base.
Liberia has pledged to stop insurgent assaults from its territory on neighbouring Ivory Coast, the place safety sources reported that Liberian paperwork had been discovered on assailants raiding a army camp exterior Abidjan.
The Ivorian military mentioned it killed three armed males and captured one other throughout Wednesday’s pre-dawn assault on the N’dotre base, with safety sources including a Liberian passport and driver’s licence had been discovered on two of the lifeless assailants.
“The federal government of Liberia is deeply involved over an incident the place some males believed to be Liberians launched an armed assault on a army barrack in neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire,” Data Minister Ledgerhood Rennie mentioned on Friday, citing the paperwork purporting to point out they had been Liberian.
“The Liberian authorities strongly condemns any act which disrupts the peace of its neighbours and the area as a complete,” he added.
“The federal government reiterates its dedication to making sure that no inch of its territory is used as a launchpad for rebel.”
Liberia mentioned it was in touch with the Ivory Coast to research the incident whereas each side pledged to strengthen border surveillance.
Liberian President George Weah intends to ship a delegation “shortly” to the Ivory Coast to satisfy with authorities there, the assertion mentioned.
The Ivorian military mentioned one in all its troopers was barely wounded throughout the assault in Abobo, north of the financial hub Abidjan.
United Nations Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres mentioned by means of a spokesman that he was very involved by the assault on the bottom, which homes troopers skilled to affix UN peacekeeping operations within the West African nation.
The assault on the army camp got here three weeks after rebels killed three members of Ivory Coast’s safety forces in assaults on the nation’s border with Burkina Faso.
No group has claimed duty for these assaults.
Safety consultants have lengthy warned that insurgent assaults within the Sahel, which sprang up in northern Mali in 2012 earlier than advancing into Niger and Burkina Faso, may unfold into nations on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea.