Multinational Intervention in Sierra Leone 1997-1998

[ 1997 ]

Nigeria sent naval ships and troops to try to restore Kabbah, who had fled the country. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) applied sanctions in an effort to force Sierra Leone to restore democracy. In February 1998, Nigerian forces bombarded and seized Freetown, sending the ruling junta leaders in flight to Liberia. Kabbah returned a month later when a coalition of West African peacekeepers (largely Nigerian troops) had calmed much of the country. 

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