President George Weah has mandated the National Security Forces of Liberia to increase their vigilance and visibility around the border areas of neighboring Guinea as the situation remains fluid.
According to a MICAT release, President Weah has also ordered that usual patrols must be strengthened by the relevant security forces that already have a presence in the bordering areas.
The emergency National Security Council Meeting was held Monday to examine the security and political ramifications that the military and political crises in neighboring Guinea could have on Liberia.
The Commander in Chief- of the Armed Forces of Liberia said the measures are intended to protect Liberia’s territorial integrity and put the country in potential readiness to address any possible border influx of Guinean Citizens who might want to seek refuge in the country.
The release quotes the Liberian President as being engaged with his fellow West African Leaders under the framework of the Authority of Heads of State and Governments of ECOWAS in intervening to end the security and political impasse in neighboring Guinea.
President Weah has since condemned the military takeover of power in Conakry and called for the strict adherence to ECOWAS Protocols on Democracy and Good Governance which abhor such unconstitutional ascendency to state power in the ECOWAS Sub-region.
Meanwhile, an extraordinary Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Governments of ECOWAS is scheduled to be held Thursday, in Accra Ghana with President George Weah to be in attendance.
The Summit is to review the security and political crisis in Guinea and adopt a common approach and strategy in the regional body’s intervention.