Rural News

Bomi: Man, 27, Arrested In Klay

Authorities of the Liberia National Police in Klay, Bomi County have arrested a 27-year old man for illegal possession of little over 10-kilograms of dangerous drugs.

The suspect, Junior Flomo, was arrested with the marijuana last Saturday while enroute to Monrovia from Tubmanburg on a vehicle marked BC- 3184.

Flomo told the police that he took the substance from a friend identified only as George in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.

The suspect, who was arrested at the checkpoint in Klay, did not elaborate further, but claimed to be a resident of the ELWA Community in Monrovia. He is being held at the Tubmanburg Detention Center (TDC), Bomi County to be forwarded to court for trial.

Gbarpolu: Bush Elephants On The Rampage

Report from Kongbah District, Gbarpolu County says bush elephants have invaded 3 towns, forcing residents to flee to other towns. 

The farm inspector of Kongbah District in the west of Gbarpopu County, Joseph Gaye named the invaded towns as Kamara Town, Bassa Village and Lybeto Field. Mr. Gaye told our correspondent that the elephants were also destroying crops, something that may further increase the already poverty-stricken situation in that isolated district.

He emphasized the need for urgent action against wild elephants, noting “this attack may spread to other parts of Gbarpolu, thus creating further hardship for the entire County.”

As a result of the invasion, the residents are now living in fear, believing that they may become targets for the elephants in the District.

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