Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio is set to address the nation tonight at 8:00PM live on SLBC TV and their social media channel.
Sierra Leone has been placed under a nationwide curfew as armed men broke into a prison, setting inmates free.
Detainees from Central Pademba Road prison in the capital city Freetown were released on Sunday morning, an official at the facility told BBC News.
Earlier on, the gunmen had attacked a major military barracks in the city.
Residents reported hearing gunshots at the barracks, which are close to the presidential residence.