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Calm returns to Glan Town

-Following violence that left 2 dead, several others wounded

Calm returns to Glan town in Electoral District#1, Lower Nimba County following a recent violence that left two persons dead, several others injured and scores of property destroyed recently. The violence led to an arson attack which left three houses burnt and other properties destroyed in Glan Town, a community located in Gbei & Doru, Nimba.

It all started during celebration of New Year in the town when Eric Dahn and Oldpa Gbessiegee both now deceased, were on a drinking table with some friends and confusion erupted.Sources narrate that late Eric Dahn, 42, allegedly stabbed Oldpa Gbessiegee, 36, multiple times. He was rushed to the Jackson F. Doe Referral Hospital in Tappita, Nimba, but reportedly died en route to the hospital.

Sources explain that when the death news of Eric Dahn reached Glan Town, family members along with other residents took to their heels in anger to the home of Oldpa Gbessiegee and mobbed him to death, as they set four houses ablaze, vandalized a number of properties and injured several others.
Prior to the violence, Papie had allegedly threatened to kill Eric Dahn, who was said to be a businessman in the area, though it was not established why Gbesseigee wanted Eric dead.

As a result of the violence which reportedly lasted for two days, a number of citizens from some of the affected towns fled Liberia to neighboring Ivory Coast for fear of further reprisals.However, several persons have been arrested by Police from the Gbarnga Regional Hub in Bong County in collaboration with Police from Nimba County. The suspects are facing police probe in Tappita.

Gbei & Doru is one of the undeveloped communities in Lower Nimba County, where citizens have often decried neglect from the county administration, sometimes threatening to migrate to Rivercess County, while others prefer leaving for Ivory Coast.

By Thomas Domah/Nimba–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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