The attention of the Security Sector has been drawn to some pictures making rounds on social media purporting that UN peacekeeping troops have been deployed in Sierra Leone for the March 2018 Elections.

The public is hereby informed that the alleged UN troops deployment in Sierra Leone for the March 2018 elections is false and misleading. Any such deployment cannot materialise without the knowledge and approval of the National Security Council which is the highest platform for the consideration of all security matters in Sierra Leone.

The Security Sector maintains its assurance that it can deliver security necessary for the peaceful conduct of the elections. The public is advised to ignore these pictures and to be in full preparation to go out and peacefully cast their ballot on Wednesday,7th March , 2018.


Ismail S. T. Tarawali
National Security Coordinator, Office of National Security