Via The New Citizen: 24 Hour Curfew in Kono. Excerpt:
Reports reaching the New Citizen indicate that police yesterday imposed a 24 hour curfew in Kono District in the Eastern part of Sierra Leone due to the riotous conduct of some irate youths in the district.
The curfew came after some irate youths led by one Adamu incited them to throw missiles at the station, creating panic for innocent people that where out to do their normal business.
The whole incident started after police and members of the District Health Management Team visited the house of Adamu at John Kellie Street to cross-check information that his mother has been suspected of the deadly Ebola virus and should be taken away to a treatment center.
But sources at the scene stated that Adamu and his gang prevented the officers and medical Team from entering the house as they were throwing missiles at them, a situation that forced the police to call for reinforcement from the military.
The report went on that police fired tear gas canisters to disperse the lawless youths who succeeded in vandalizing the Tankoro police station in Koidu Town, destroying property worth millions of Leones.
One person is reported to have been killed while another is in a critical condition.
The youths were said to have also attacked some radio stations that were providing live update on the incident while businesses came to a standstill.