The Liberian government said it was deeply concerned about the attack by men believed to be Liberians against an Ivorian military base.
Liberia has pledged to prevent rebel attacks from its territory in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, where security sources say Liberia documents have been found about the attackers. raid a military camp outside Abidjan.
The Ivory Army said it had killed three armed men and arrested another in Wednesday morning’s pre-dawn attack on the N’dotre base, with security sources stating Liberia passports and Driver was found on two of the attackers died.
“The Liberian government is deeply concerned about an incident where some men believed to be Liberians launched an armed attack on a military barracks in neighboring Cote d’Ivoire,” the Information Minister. Ledgerhood Rennie said Friday, citing documents intended to show they were Liberians.
“The Liberian government strongly condemns any action that disrupts the peace of its neighbors and the region in general,” he added.
“The government reiterated its commitment to ensure that no inch of its territory was used as a launch pad for uprising.”
Liberia said it is contacting Côte d’Ivoire to investigate the matter while both sides have pledged to strengthen border surveillance.
Liberian President George Weah plans to send a delegation “shortly” to the Ivory Coast to meet with the authorities there, the statement said.
The Ivory Army said one of its soldiers was slightly injured in the attack in Abobo, north of Abidjan’s economic center.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said through a spokesman that he was concerned about the attack on the base, where soldiers trained to participate in UN peacekeeping operations in This West African country.
The attack on the military camp comes three weeks after rebels killed three members of the Ivory Coast’s security forces in attacks on its border with Burkina Faso.
No group has claimed responsibility for such attacks yet.
Security experts have long warned that rebel attacks in the Sahel, which broke out in northern Mali in 2012 before entering Niger and Burkina Faso, could spread to countries on the Gulf of Guinea. .