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-Greenfield’s view was shared by the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia, whose final report stated that “terrorist attacks in Côte d’Ivoire heighten security concerns in Liberia.”
On March 13, Al Qaeda’s North African wing, the Islamic Maghreb attacked Ivory Coast’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 d’Ivoire.