LNP threatens to use any necessary force to remove the country devil from St. Paul River Bridge in Lofa County…

The Liberia National Police has threatened to forcefully remove the country devil and its followers if they again attempt blocking the St. Paul River Bridge in Lofa. Deputy Police Inspector General Melvin Sackor told MICAT Thursday’s press briefing the traditionalists’ previous action undermine Liberia’s peace and stability.

He maintained that the police will not hesitate to use any force necessary to restore law and order if such action is repeated. According to Sackor, the country devil’s action violated the Constitution. He used the medium to caution Lofa County’s traditional leaders to seek redress using the legal process instead of impeding citizens’ movement.

The Deputy IG’s statement comes days after the grand wizard of Lofa commissioned the head of the County’s traditional leaders to summon all the zones and country devils in the area to block the St. Paul Bridge. The bridge which connects Lofa to Bong County is a busy route for travelers, mainly business personnel. Our correspondent in the area said the incident led to a long queue of vehicles at the Bridge waiting to either enter into Lofa or leave the County.

Some traditional leaders who spoke with our correspondent said their action was in demand for the certification of Senator-elector Brownie Samukai. At the same time, the Liberia National Police has attributed the increasing wave of criminal activities in Monrovia and its environs to motorcyclists plying major streets in the city. Deputy Police Inspector General Sackor said Police investigation has shown that criminals are transported by motorcyclists to execute their mission.

According to Sackor, the police have commenced the implementation of its no-go-zone policy for motorcyclists ahead of the festive season to avoid or minimize crimes.


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