Liberian government says it is deeply concerned about the alleged Liberian men attacking the Ivorian army.
Liberia has vowed to crack down on terrorists in neighboring Ivory Coast, where security sources say Liberian reports are available to terrorists attacking a camp outside Abidjan.
Ivoryan troops say they killed three armed men and abducted another Wednesday morning before crossing the N’dotre base, while security forces adding a Liberian passport and driver’s license were found on two of the victims.
“The Liberian government is deeply concerned about what happened when some suspected Liberian men opened fire on a neighboring city in Cote d’Ivoire,” Ledgerhood Information Minister Rennie said on Friday, citing documents proving he was Liberian. .
“The Liberian government strongly condemns anything that could disrupt the peace of its neighbors and the region as a whole,” he added.
“The government is reaffirming its commitment to ensuring that no sector can be used as a catalyst for violence.”
Liberia has said it will contact Ivory Coast to investigate the matter as both sides pledge to help border control.
Liberian President George Weah wants to send a delegation “soon” to Ivory Coast to meet with officials there, he said.
Ivorian soldiers say one of their soldiers was slightly injured during the attack on Abobo, in northern Abidjan.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said in a statement that he was “deeply concerned” about the insurgency, which involved trained UN peacekeepers in West Africa.
The invasion of the camp took place three weeks after terrorists killed three Ivorian security forces during a battle on the border with Burkina Faso.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Security experts have long warned that terrorists in the Sahel, which began in northern Mali in 2012 before moving to Niger and Burkina Faso, could spread to countries along the Gulf of Guinea.