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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaIn the wake of Wednesday’s Paris shooting and massacre by suspected terrorists, the Liberia National Police is being urged to help in protecting the Embassy of the Republic of France and its citizens here.

Gunfire and explosions reportedly rocked the French Capitol on Wednesday, killing 12 people, including journalists.

The Ambassador of France to Liberia, His Excellency, Joel Godeau, during a visit to the Liberia National Police Thursday, said his appeal was against the backdrop of the uncertainty of the security of French citizens in Liberia in the wake of Wednesday’s Paris attack.

Ambassador Godeau also expressed gratitude to the Liberia National Police for its role and level of work in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, as well as the peaceful conduct of the just-ended Senatorial elections.

He expressed the commitment of the French Government  to continuously helping the Liberian National police in training its officers and provision of more logistical support.

The Director of police, Colonel Chris  Massaquoi  expressed heartfelt condolences to President, Government and people of France, the Ambassador, for the loss of lives at the hands of terrorists, promising to ensure maximum protection to all French citizens across the country.

Mr. Massaquoi also thanked the Government and people of France for their continuous support to the Liberia National Police, hailing the Government of France for its timely intervention in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and the just-ended Senatorial elections in Liberia.  

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