A cow that went loose along the Sanniquellie-Ganta highway in Nimba County has seriously injured six persons before it was gunned down by police. The male cow, reportedly owned by a Fulanis identified only as Mohammed, entered Liberia thru Yekepa a border town with neighboring Guinea, and continued its journey along the Sanniquellie-Ganta highway.
Speaking to our Nimba County correspondent, an eyewitness in Zuluyee were the accident occurred narrated the cows were in group when one went on the rampage, destroying properties and wounding several persons, who were riding on a motorbike.
The attack, which transpired on Sunday, 3 July lasted from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in what became a running battle between villagers and the daring creature. However, it was subsequently shut and killed by police from Ganta, who rushed on the highway.
Several citizens of the county have complained of the lack of attention by the Ministry of Agriculture, including local authorities and health workers on the uncontrolled movement of cows in towns and villages as well as along highways, posing danger to human lives.
According to them, the herds of cows move thru towns amidst children and women, sometimes defecating on the roads, creating health problem. By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba