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Liberia dismiss accusations of plot against Cornakry

afrol News, 13 July - The Liberia government has dismissed claims by Guinea Conakry that fighters supported from neighbouring states were planning to overthrow the government of Captain Moussa Camera.

The military junta alleged in the state media over the weekend that drug traffickers and their allies in neighbouring countries were planning to overthrow the government.

The Captain Camera junta further said it had put the army on high alert after learning of the plot.

In an official statement, the Information Minister, Lawrence Bropleh said that Liberia will never again allow its territory to be used in destabilising another country in the region.

"We, the Liberian government were alerted to this situation by the Guinean authorities earlier into last week. What we learned is that there were moments of border crossings. We sent our intelligence in the area, and what we have been assured by the Guinean authorities is that this is under control," he said in the statement.

Mr Bropleh said Liberia has fortified its borders and that there were consultations currently ongoing in Guinea headed by Sierra Leone.

He further denied accusations that Liberia has ever harboured fleeing drug traffickers from Guinea Conakry. "Not only do we not have that information, but we will not tolerate…the Liberian soil will never again be used by anyone or groups of persons to destabilize any country, let alone our neighboring country," he said.

The Liberian minister also said despite the accusations, the meeting of the Mano River Union planned for this Tuesday in Conakry will still go ahead, though the date was likely to be changed.

Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone are members of the Mano River Union, a sub-regional economic organisation.

"I can tell you that the Mano River Union summit will happen and most likely in Conakry. However, there may be a shift in the day," Mr Bropleh said.

Guinea's army was on a state of alert Sunday after the military junta raised an aleart that troops financed from outside the country had massed along the borders to invade the country,

In a statement on national television said, the government said the country's northern borders with Guinea-Bissau and Senegal and to the south along its border with Liberia, were where the danger posed.

However, the government's alert was dimissed internally by several observers as a coy to divert international pressure, saying there was no danger.

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