Attorney Cornelius Flomo Wennah

MOJ to Strengthen Local Policing in Bong

The County Attorney of Bong, Cornelius Wennah, has disclosed that criminal activities are on the rise in the county and that the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is working to strengthen community policing to help local security combat the menace.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ mass awareness meeting on US sponsored Mitigating Local Disputes in Liberia (MLDL), held in Gbarnga on May 12, he said the rise in crime is the result of unemployment, and it has furthermore developed into increasing drug abuse in the county.

The program was implemented by Kaizen, a United States based NGO.

Maj/Gen. Vadnais (R) receives citation from Acting Minister Johnson

Defense Official Seeks Help for AFL

 Authorities at the Ministry of National Defense have begun seeking assistance from their U.S. mentors as the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) prepares to depart.

 While expressing appreciation to members of Operation Onwards Liberty (OOL) and the Michigan National Guard for their “great roles continually being played in the remaking of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL)”, Acting Defense Minister, Joseph Johnson is at the same time, seeking for assistance to build the AFL’s  capacity.

The empty space of where the BTU was once located on the Benson Street side of the building hosting the Daily Observer

Armed Robbery at Daily Observer

Five armed men on Sunday morning attacked the offices of the Daily Observer on the corner of Benson and MacDonald Street and made away with the external unit of a 24,000 BTU (British thermal unit), air-conditioner.

  There were no injuries to the two security officers on duty.  The two officers on duty, both of whom preferred not to be named, said the robbers came in an unmarked pickup truck, armed with two AK-47 rifles and a piece of metal that resembled a crow bar.

SRSG Karin Landgren

Landgren Briefs Security Council as UNMIL Drawdown Resumes

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Liberia, Karin Landgren, briefed the UN Security Council yesterday on the situation in Liberia, highlighting the Government’s plan to assume full responsibility for the country’s security by 30 June 2016, the resumption this month of the drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), and the country’s remarkable success in beating back Ebola.

Col. Massaquoi: “Police remain resolute in enforcing the laws”

Police to Confiscate Motor Bikes for Violations

Authorities of the Liberian National Police (LNP) have vowed to seize motorbikes if the operators violate recent restrictions that banned them from ridding in certain areas described as “No Go Zones.” 

 According to an LNP release issued yesterday, police will be left with no alternative, but to take   stern actions against motor cycle operators who violate the “No Go Zones” restriction that was imposed by the government on November 6, 2012.


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