The gathering comes a week after the Force Commanders of the three UN peacekeeping missions in the area held a coordination meeting of their own to bolster sub-regional cross-border security. Hosted by the UN Office for West Africa, (UNOWA), the meeting will be held Friday on Gorée Island, Senegal. It will be chaired by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, and attended by the chiefs of the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (MINUCI), Albert Tevoedjre; the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Jacques Paul Klein; the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), Daudi Ngelautwa Mwakawago; and the UN Peace-building support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS), David Stephen. In addition to reviewing the overall situation in West Africa and discussing specific cross-border issues of regional interest, the meeting is expected to cover the potential consequences of the troop reductions of UNAMSIL, the cross-border humanitarian impact of crises, especially in Guinea, the regional impact of the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, and further political and military cooperation among UN peace missions in West Africa. The first high-level meeting of UN missions in West Africa took place last November at UNAMSIL Headquarters in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown.
He said: “Oh my God, it is a terrorist attack here.“The terrorists cut the people on the streets.”He was then heard asking for a weapon so he could protect the injured from further attack.People have since praised the brave chef, with one saying “I believe Florin is a hero for bravely attacking one terrorist and for being ready to continue the fight”.Another said: “You have my respect.” He said when he went outside and saw two people stabbing others, he at first “froze” and didn’t know what to do. But then he went and hit one of the attackers on the head with a crate.”There was a car with a loudspeaker saying ‘go, go’ and they (police) threw a grenade…. and then I ran.”In an interview for ProFM, a Romanian radio station, Mr Morariu said that he now feared he could be the target of a revenge attack.“I don’t want any money and I didn’t want to be a hero. The only thing I want now is to be given some protection,” he explained. “Frankly, I’m disappointed. I tried to do good; to do the right thing, but no-one from the police has called me to discuss security.” A Romanian chef sheltered 20 people in his bakery and hit one of the #LondonBridge attackers on the head with a crate. This is London.— ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴍᴏᴏʀᴇ جاك (@JFXM) June 4, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “They said ‘It’s a terrorist attack,’ and ‘Can’t you see people are dead’ but I walked out the door,” he told the radio station.Mr Morariu said that when he saw an attacker stabbing someone he first thought about fleeing, but decided against it because he thought he might be caught.“So I took a crate and threw it at the attacker and then ran towards him and used the other crate to hit him on the head.”He added that when he saw that “people were desperate,” he let about 20 people into the bakery and pulled the shutters down.In a video posted on social media, he filmed the aftermath of the attack as he raced through Borough Market. A Romanian chef thought on his feet when he hit an attacker over the head with a crate and let 20 terrified people into the bakery where he works during the terror attack on Borough Market.Florin Morariu has been hailed on social media as a hero after taking in the people and apprehending the attacker.The baker, who works at the Bread Ahead bakery in the market, told The Associated Press: “We were looking out of the window because we saw that everyone was agitated, everyone was running, people, women… they were fainting, falling and we went outside to see what was happening.” Shout out to the Romanian chef who sheltered 20 people… and then whacked one of the terrorists with a crate. https://t.co/DOFYFOxEdk pic.twitter.com/Prr5geZkPG— Chris McCall (@Dennynews) June 4, 2017 The baker, who was working a night-shift when the terrorists struck, said that people had tried to stop him leaving the relative security of the bakery to confront the terrorists with his two bread crates.
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