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Yes, 47 AK-47s, 7 RPGs and over 100 Magazines were stolen during November’s failed coup.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim that 47 AK-47s, 7RPGs and over 100 Magazines were stolen during a failed coup and found it to be true.

Claim

“47 AK-47s, 7 RPGs 100 Magazines stolen during the failed attempted coup attack” a local newspaper claims.

Rating Justification

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim that 47 AK-47s, 7 RPGs and over 100 Magazine weapons were stolen during the November failed coup attempt in Sierra Leone and found same to be true.

The Minister of Information and Civic Education, Chernor Bah, confirmed this during the Ministry of Information’s weekly press briefing. The minister further noted that so far, 29 of the 47 stolen AK-47s, and 5 of the 7 RPGs have been recovered by the security forces.

Evidence and References

Chernor Bah, Minister of Information and Civic Education