MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Speaker of the House of Representatives wants the Joint Security to prioritize the recent murder of a young student of the Pleebo High School, in restoring law and order to Maryland County.
House Speaker Bhofal Chambers said while he acknowledges the efforts of the Joint Security Forces in the county, he wants them focus more on what prompted the violent actions by Marylanders.
He said that he views the burning of his premises in Pleebo City, and the vandalization and destruction of the County’s prison and police station as a diversionary act to hinder the security response and investigation.
According to a press statement release over the weekend in Monrovia, Speaker Chambers is calling on all Marylanders bent on the perpetration of “Gboyo activities” to desist.
At the same time, he has categorically condemned such practice, referring to it as a sub-human practice, which should have no place in the standing in today’s Maryland.
The Speaker has also assured the public of his commitment to support the Government of Liberia to investigate and prosecute, to deter future occurrence.
Meanwhile, Speaker Chambers has lauded gratitude to President George Weah for what he called the President’s decisiveness in taking a hands-on approach to restore calm in the county.
He said: “Now that the President has imposed curfew in Maryland County, I crave the indulgence of all persons within the territorial boundaries of Maryland County to abide by the requirements set forth for the enforcement of the curfew.”
The House Speaker has further acknowledged the concerns of all his colleagues at the 54th National Legislature and other officials of Government, who called and sent messages of encouragement and consolation following the situation.
He is cautioning Liberians in and out of the Country to never see violence as a means to draw attention or settle disagreements, even if they are hurt.
He wants Liberians to always find recourse through the law as a path to settle differences.
By: Kolubah Zayzay