The authority of the Armed Forces of Liberia says, it has ordered the lockdown of its duty station at the Star Base, Bushrod Island after what they called “a fatal shooting” at about 2030hrs on June 6, 2022, involving two of its personnel.
According to a release from the AFL, the incident left one soldier dead and another seriously injured, who is undergoing medical treatment and care at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.
The statement further said that the motive behind the shooting is yet to be established, but noted that Military Police is presently conducting investigations in collaboration with the Liberia National Police to establish the facts.
They went onto assured the public that all is under control and a preliminary report will be provided as soon as possible.
The release is quoted as saying “the Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Liberia acknowledge that protecting military installations and the safety of its troops, dependents, and the general public is a priority”.
They mentioned that identifying security solutions and gaps on our installations where we served is always a priority and all recommendations coming from the investigation will be taken seriously.