A Political officer for Nimba County District#5 Representative Samuel Kogar, has disclosed to The NewDawn that more than 20 people have been mobbed to death in the district by angry citizens.
According to Dee K. Wehyee, the district is now being described as a center for mob violence in Nimba.
He said since 1990 up to present, more than 20 victims have been mobbed to death, adding that mob violence continues to be on the increase in the district.
He said another area in the county were mob violence is prevalent is Nyor Butuo where a girl from Monrovia, who had gone to visit, was mobbed to death.
Other affected towns in the county include Nyarlay, Blinkwea, Biaplay and Ninkwea and Tiahbeayealay,Yao Mahnplay and Tahnplay, Lepnla and the recent multiple mob violence that involved a 32-year-old man and 28-year-old man from Beeplay and Payglay and Florlay, among others.
The political officer lamented that the continuous increase in mob violence in Buu-Yao has created panic among citizens.
He blamed lack of respect and trust and dictatorship, suppression, corruption and tribalism, poverty, greed and arrogance, among others for the brutal act.
Wehyee made the observation during the launch of Nimba County Security Council anti-mob violence awareness campaign, peace dialogue and rule of law. He called on the citizens to do away with violence.
The anti-mob violence awareness campaign peace dialogue and rule of law is sponsored by the US. Department of State-funded mitigating local disputes in Liberia called Kalzen.
Speaking at the ceremony in Gbloulay Town, District# 5, the head for the Mitigating Local Disputes in Nimba for Kalzen Thomas Suah, told reporters that the awareness is intended to acknowledge citizens on how to help reduce mob violence in the Nimba.
According Mr. Suah, mob violence helps to reduce development rather than bringing development in the County.
He called on the citizens to do away with mob violence.
For his part, Superintendent Fong Zuagele called on citizens of Nimba to help government reduce mob violence in the county.
Superintendent Zuagele lamented that mob violence leads to disunity, dispute and war.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba