Following the unfortunate situation that happened in Bo City where Students of the Njala University who were observing a peaceful strike action where shot by police Officers were not pleased due to what the referred to as illegal demonstration, the Deputy Internal Affairs Minister, Retired Major Ismael Koroma arriving the soil of Sierra Leone after spending some days in the United States of America he visited the BO Police Officers to get deep and balance information about the sad incident.
During the meeting with Police Officers, the deputy minister of Internal Affairs, Honorable Ismael Koroma advised Bo Police Officers to uphold the International Police best practices as President Ernest Bai Koroma is not happy about the ugly situation and said the government will institute a committee to look into the matter.
He said students are the future leaders of the country and therefore should be treated with respect and care. He strongly warned the Bo Police Officers to always bear in mind that the use of life bullets should always be the last option in any riot or unfortunate atmosphere. He said
President Koroma has called upon the ministry of Internal affairs to do it best and dig out the cause and the reason for the firing of the alleged life bullets. The deputy minister of internal affairs informed the BO SLP that in no terms they will look low upon this matter due to graveness of it nature.
Major (retired) Ismael Koroma thanked the Police in Kenema and other security stakeholders including the general public for peaceful and professionally managed the students strike in Kenema. He said the government will do it’s best to bring a total solution to their concerns.
In the side of the students he advised them to always follow some basic principles of the law. He asked the entire student’s body in the country and peaceful citizens as well to hold their peace and look into the action of the government.
After addressing BO Police Officers, honorable Ismael Koroma left BO for Port Loko to join hands with their Party League activities in Port Loko.
On the 25th March, 2017 the deputy internal affairs Minister left the soil of Port Loko for Kenema to exercise one of his civic rights. He pleaded to all the people of Kenema to go and register so that they can vote for the candidate they may want coming 2018 general elections.