Report reaching African Entertainment says a soldier of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has killed his colleague in a shootout at the AFL’s Star Base duty station on the Bushrod Island.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Defense (MoD), following the tragic incident, which occurred Monday, June 6, 2022, the Headquarters of the AFL has ordered a lockdown of that duty station at the Star Base.
Though the name of the victim is yet to be disclosed to the public; the Ministry of Defense, in its release further that the incident also left another soldier severely injured, and is now undergoing medical treatment and care at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.
See full press statement below:
PRESS RELEASE ON A SHOOTING INCIDENT AT STAR BASE BUSHROD ISLAND INVOLVING ARMED FORCES OF LIBERIA PERSONNEL
The Ministry of National Defense and Headquarters Armed Forces of Liberia have ordered a lockdown of its duty station at the Star Base Bushrod Island after a fatal shooting at about 2030hrs on June 6, 2022, involving one of its personnel.
This sad incident resulted in the death of a soldier and severe injury to another who is undergoing medical treatment and care at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. The motive behind the shooting is yet to be established.
Notwithstanding, the Provosts Marshall and the Military Police are currently involved with the investigation to establish the motive behind the shooting. The Liberia National Police is also involved in aiding the investigation.
The Ministry of National Defense and the AFL are assuring the public that all is under control and a preliminary report will be provided as soon as possible. The Ministry of National Defense and Headquarters Armed Forces of Liberia acknowledge that protecting military installations and the people who work and live there from such incidents is a major undertaking.
Finally, identifying security solutions and gaps on our installations where we served has always been a priority and all recommendations coming from the investigation will be taken seriously. The families of the victims have been contacted and all necessary assistance or support for them has been considered.
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