In March, the Ivorian coastal resort town of Grand Bassam was targeted by Islamic militants linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. This event seems to be the primary calculus behind the new alarm. Thomas-Greenfieldâ€™s view was shared by the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia, whose final report stated that â€œterrorist attacks in CÃ´te d’Ivoire heighten security concerns in Liberia.â€
On March 13, Al Qaedaâ€™s North African wing, the Islamic Maghreb attacked Ivory Coastâ€™s Grand Bassam Beach leaving over 20 people dead. Following the attack, two suspects were arrested in Kindia, Guinea.
The Bush Chicken has gathered that the Liberian government on Monday convened a high level National Security Council meeting among the various security apparatus in the wake of the attack on Grand Bassam resort in neighboring Cote dâ€™Ivoire.