The Conakry city security commissioner has announced the formation of mixed-unit patrols beginning Monday, November 19, to curb crime and unrest in the capital. Personnel from the army, police, and gendarmerie will patrol together in Conakry and surrounding areas. The capital and its environs have recently experienced high crime rates along with ongoing political unrest. It is unclear how authorities on such patrols will act in the event of continuing political demonstrations.
Individuals in and around Conakry are advised to anticipate a heightened security presence, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, remain vigilant for suspicious or criminal behavior, and avoid large demonstrations due to the risk of violence.
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