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Media reports cite Liberia orders to shoot-on-sight border crossers from Sierra Leone to control porous border.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:22 am 
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Ebola weary Liberia gives shoot-on-sight orders

Monday 18 Aug 2014 10:24p.m.

Liberia's armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola.

Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to "shoot on sight" any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, Colonel Eric Dennis, according to local newspaper the Daily Observer.

The order comes after border officials reported people continued to cross the porous border illegally.

Grand Cape Mount county had 35 known "illegal entry points," according to immigration commander Colonel Samuel Mulbah.

Illegal crossings were a major health threat, said Mulbah, "because we don't know the health status of those who cross at night".

Liberia closed its borders with Sierra Leone weeks ago in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 1100 people in west Africa.

The announcement came after residents of a slum near the capital broke into an isolation centre and freed up to 30 Ebola patients, local newspaper Front Page Africa reported.

"As I speak the police station is deserted. There is no security now in West Point," resident Moses Teah was quoted as saying.

The break-in to protest poor conditions at Ebola quarantine centres has raised fears that the deadly virus will spread in the slum.

"I saw sick people being taken out of the Ebola Centre. Some took them home to care for them," said Teah.

Other residents, who reportedly continue to deny the existence of Ebola, looted the quarantine centre, stealing patients' mattresses, blood-stained bedding, cooking utensils and medication, according to media reports.

Some Liberians believe the Ebola outbreak was a ploy by government to secure foreign aid, the Daily Observer reported.

Liberians also criticise government for not providing sufficient services to Ebola patients, including health care, food and safe burials.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that a "massive scaling up of the international response" is necessary to get the outbreak under control.

By August 15, 2127 cases and 1145 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

In Liberia, there were 786 suspected and confirmed cases, according to the WHO, of which 413 people died.

The current outbreak is caused by the most lethal strain in the family of Ebola viruses.

Ebola causes massive haemorrhages and has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent.

It is transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:27 am 
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Liberia «to shoot» people crossing border closed to halt Ebola

Liberia's armed forces were given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola, local newspaper Daily Observer reported Monday.
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Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to "shoot on sight" any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, Colonel Eric Dennis. The order comes after border officials reported people continued to cross the porous border illegally. Grand Cape Mount county had 35 known "illegal entry points," according to immigration commander Colonel Samuel Mulbah. Illegal crossings were a major health threat, said Mulbah, "because we don't know the health status of those who cross at night." Liberia closed its borders with Sierra Leone weeks ago in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 1,100 people in West Africa.

The announcement came after residents of a slum near the capital broke into an isolation centre and freed up to 30 Ebola patients, local newspaper Front Page Africa reported. "As I speak the police station is deserted. There is no security now in West Point," resident Moses Teah was quoted as saying. The break-in to protest poor conditions at Ebola quarantine centres has raised fears that the deadly virus will spread in the slum. "I saw sick people being taken out of the Ebola Centre. Some took them home to care for them," said Teah. Other residents, who reportedly continue to deny the existence of Ebola, looted the quarantine centre, stealing patients' mattresses, blood-stained bedding, cooking utensils and medication, according to media reports.

Some Liberians believe the Ebola outbreak was a ploy by government to secure foreign aid, the Daily Observer reported. Liberians also criticize government for not providing sufficient services to Ebola patients, including health care, food and safe burials.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that a "massive scaling up of the international response" is necessary to get the outbreak under control. By August 15, 2,127 cases and 1,145 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. In Liberia, there were 786 suspected and confirmed cases, according to the WHO, of which 413 people died.

The current outbreak is caused by the most lethal strain in the family of Ebola viruses. Ebola causes massive haemorrhages and has a fatality rate of up to 90 per cent. It is transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:31 am 
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18 AUG 2014 - 8:40PM
Shoot-on-sight order in Ebola-wary Liberia

Liberian forces have been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from Sierra Leone, media reports say, amid fears of Ebola.
Source AAP 18 AUG 2014 - 8:08 PM UPDATED 47 MINS AGO

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Liberia's armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola.

Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to "shoot on sight" any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, Colonel Eric Dennis, according to local newspaper the Daily Observer.

The order comes after border officials reported people continued to cross the porous border illegally.

Grand Cape Mount county had 35 known "illegal entry points," according to immigration commander Colonel Samuel Mulbah.

Illegal crossings were a major health threat, said Mulbah, "because we don't know the health status of those who cross at night".

Liberia closed its borders with Sierra Leone weeks ago in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 1100 people in west Africa.

The announcement came after residents of a slum near the capital broke into an isolation centre and freed up to 30 Ebola patients, local newspaper Front Page Africa reported.

"As I speak the police station is deserted. There is no security now in West Point," resident Moses Teah was quoted as saying.

The break-in to protest poor conditions at Ebola quarantine centres has raised fears that the deadly virus will spread in the slum.

"I saw sick people being taken out of the Ebola Centre. Some took them home to care for them," said Teah.

Other residents, who reportedly continue to deny the existence of Ebola, looted the quarantine centre, stealing patients' mattresses, blood-stained bedding, cooking utensils and medication, according to media reports.

Some Liberians believe the Ebola outbreak was a ploy by government to secure foreign aid, the Daily Observer reported.

Liberians also criticise government for not providing sufficient services to Ebola patients, including health care, food and safe burials.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that a "massive scaling up of the international response" is necessary to get the outbreak under control.

By August 15, 2127 cases and 1145 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

In Liberia, there were 786 suspected and confirmed cases, according to the WHO, of which 413 people died.

The current outbreak is caused by the most lethal strain in the family of Ebola viruses.

Ebola causes massive haemorrhages and has a fatality rate of up to 90 per cent.

It is transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014 ... ry-liberia

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:57 am 
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Liberia "To Shoot" People Crossing Border Closed To Halt Ebola
Mon, 18th Aug 2014 10:25


Monrovia (Alliance News) - Liberia's armed forces were given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola, local newspaper Daily Observer reported Monday.




Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to "shoot on sight" any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, Colonel Eric Dennis.

The order comes after border officials reported people continued to cross the porous border illegally.

Grand Cape Mount county had 35 known "illegal entry points," according to immigration commander Colonel Samuel Mulbah.

Illegal crossings were a major health threat, said Mulbah, "because we don't know the health status of those who cross at night."

Liberia closed its borders with Sierra Leone weeks ago in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 1,100 people in West Africa.

The announcement came after residents of a slum near the capital broke into an isolation centre and freed up to 30 Ebola patients, local newspaper Front Page Africa reported.

"As I speak the police station is deserted. There is no security now in West Point," resident Moses Teah was quoted as saying.

The break-in to protest poor conditions at Ebola quarantine centres has raised fears that the deadly virus will spread in the slum.

"I saw sick people being taken out of the Ebola Centre. Some took them home to care for them," said Teah.

Other residents, who reportedly continue to deny the existence of Ebola, looted the quarantine centre, stealing patients' mattresses, blood-stained bedding, cooking utensils and medication, according to media reports.

Some Liberians believe the Ebola outbreak was a ploy by government to secure foreign aid, the Daily Observer reported.

Liberians also criticize government for not providing sufficient services to Ebola patients, including health care, food and safe burials.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that a "massive scaling up of the international response" is necessary to get the outbreak under control.

By August 15, 2,127 cases and 1,145 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

In Liberia, there were 786 suspected and confirmed cases, according to the WHO, of which 413 people died.

The current outbreak is caused by the most lethal strain in the family of Ebola viruses. Ebola causes massive haemorrhages and has a fatality rate of up to 90%. It is transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids.

http://www.lse.co.uk/AllNews.asp?code=f ... Halt_Ebola

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:56 pm 
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Liberia: Border guards given shoot-on-sight orders

Posted by: APA Posted date : August 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm UTC 28 views In: Africa

Border guards in Liberia have been ordered to shoot on sight people found sneaking through the border with neighbouring Sierra Leone at night. The order issued last week took immediate effect in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties in western Liberia and is seen as a countermeasure against the spread of Ebola.

Speaking in an interview with the {African Press Agency} on Monday, the Assistant Defense Minister for Public Affairs, David Dahn said the order was in line with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s drive to prevent further problems posed by the epidemic.

Dahn said the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Col. Eric Dennis passed the order to the commander of the platoon-size AFL soldiers deployed at Bo Waterside.

He said it was prompted by information received from officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization assigned at the Bo Waterside border with Sierra Leone that people were illegally entering Liberia from that country under the cover of darkness.

The Bo Waterside Immigration Commander, Colonel Samuel Mulbah, was reported as saying that despite the closure of the border, Sierra Leone nationals were using canoes at night to cross people into Liberia as well as transport others the other way.

He said Sierra Leoneans were taking advantage of the 35 illegal entry points to enter Liberia due to the inability of immigration officials to effectively man the porous border.

President Johnson Sirleaf ordered the closure all borders as the Ebola epidemic worsened killing over 1000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria since the outbreak began in February.

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