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Nimba County is witnessing mob violence unprecedented in the county with the latest involving two victims in less than a week. Reports from the county say the two victims are in critical condition.

The NewDawn Nimba correspondent says the violence started recently when a Ghanaian employee of a local entertainment center, Star Club, was attacked by angry residents. The club, owned by Dr. Alfred Fofie, head for an American-based organization, TETRCK-Tetch DPK operating in Nimba, is involved in land dispute.

The 38 years old Ghanaian, George Attah, was mobbed by aggrieved citizens at the Star Club.

An eyewitness narrated that the victim, is an employee of the club, but was not on duty during the night of the attack. However, he had allegedly gone to steal from the club when he was mobbed by residents.

The victim is currently receiving medication at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Ganta, Nimba County.

At the same time, 25 years old Francis B. Gbolokeh has been reportedly stabbed multiple times by a friend, leaving him seriously wounded on Fargalo Street, Sanniquellie, Nimba County.

Suspect Jackson Gaye allegedly carried out the act after his wife Primose Kortee, informed him that the victim had said some negative things about him

The suspect then angrily moved on to the home of Jackson, who was in bed and allegedly stabbed him on his head and other parts of his body with a knife.

After committing the act, Jackson and his girlfriend reportedly fled the community, but were subsequently arrested by police in the county and are currently being interrogated.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba

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