The Liberian government says it is deeply concerned about the incident in which men suspected of being Liberians attacked an Ivorian army base.
Liberia has pledged to prevent rebel attacks from its territory in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, where security sources reported Liberian documents were found on assailants attacking a military camp outside Liberia. Abidjan.
The Ivorian army said it killed three gunmen and captured another in Wednesday’s pre-dawn attack on the N’dotre base, with security sources adding that a Liberian passport and lead had been found on two of the dead assailants.
“The government of Liberia is deeply concerned about an incident in which some men suspected of being Liberians launched an armed attack on a military barracks in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire,” Information Minister Ledgerhood said on Friday. Rennie, citing documents claiming to show they were Liberians.
“The Liberian government strongly condemns any act that disturbs the peace of its neighbors and the region as a whole,” he added.
“The government reiterates its commitment to ensure that no inch of its territory is used as a springboard for the insurgency.”
Liberia said it was in contact with Côte d’Ivoire to investigate the incident as the two sides pledged to strengthen border surveillance.
Liberian President George Weah intends to send a delegation “soon” to Côte d’Ivoire to meet with authorities there, the statement said.
The Ivorian army said one of its soldiers was slightly injured in the attack on Abobo, north of Abidjan’s economic center.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said through a spokesperson that he was very concerned about the attack on the base, which houses soldiers trained to join peacekeeping operations. of the UN in this West African country.
The attack on the military camp came three weeks after rebels killed three members of the Ivorian security forces in attacks on the country’s border with Burkina Faso.
No group has claimed responsibility for these attacks.
Security experts have long warned that rebel attacks in the Sahel, which erupted in northern Mali in 2012 before spreading to Niger and Burkina Faso, could spread to countries along the Gulf of Guinea coast.