1408376226210.jpg-620x349Liberia’s armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola. Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were told to “shoot on sight” any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, Colonel Eric Dennis, according to local newspaper the Daily Observer. The order comes as Liberian officials continue the desperate search for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital, raising fears they could spread the deadly disease.  “We have not yet found them,” Information Minister Lewis Brown said, adding that “those who looted the place took away mattresses and bedding that were soaked with fluids from the patients.” On Saturday youths wielding clubs and knives raided the medical facility set up in a high school in the dense-populated West Point slum, some shouting “there’s no Ebola”, echoing wild rumours that the epidemic has been made up by the West to oppress Africans. MORE