A 15-year-old boy discovered about 242 pieces of unexploded war-like materials while playing in the back-yard of his parents’ house in Voinjama, Lofa County.
The discovery of the explosives occurred early this week within the Kennedy Community in Voinjama, creating panic and fear among residents, but the situation was brought under control by authorities.
Reports say the explosive materials included 60 millimeters mortal grenade (bombs), more than 200 rounds of anti-aircraft gun, as well as Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG), chasing among others.
According to our correspondent, following the huge discovery of the unexploded military gadgets, which created fear in the people of Voinjama, there was no arrest effected by police in the region.
Meanwhile, the residents of Voinjama, still in despair, have expressed unhappiness with the UN troops and local police for the exposure of the explosives for nearly three days after they were discovered, thus creating more panic.
One of the residents, Mr. Musa Balloh, who saw the war materials in Voinjama, told this paper of the level of fear the situation has created among people and appealed to authorities to see the need to quickly dispose of the materials.
“The discovery of these war materials made our people to recollect the war horror they went through during the civil conflict, it does not augur-well for them. Therefore, there is a need to dispose of them quickly”, Balloh noted.
However, Amos Suomie, Chief Superintendent of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in Voijama said there was a need for concern with the discovery of huge explosives, mostly in the heart of Voinjama.
He said clearing Lofa County of arms, ammunition and other warlike materials require more time, adding: “We’re still investigating the Tuesday, 6 July incident in central Voinjama”.