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Police Chief to dismantle checkpoints

The Inspector General of the Liberia National Police has threatened to remove unnecessary checkpoints erected across the country. Col. Gregory Coleman described these checkpoints as fake, and notes that they were posing serious embarrassment to free movement of commuters and vehicles daily with lots of complaints.

The New Dawn Correspondent in the county says during President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent visit to Nimba, she demolished several checkpoints, including one between Saclepea and Bahn, in electoral district#7.

Police Chief Coleman made the pronouncement in a town hall meeting with citizens at the Ganta Concerned Women Center where he had gone to urge the civilian population to seen the police and other state security apparatus as friends, calling on the citizens work along with the police in fighting crimes and violence, particularly ahead of the October elections.

The meeting brought together citizens of the county, including motorcyclists, among others. In response, the citizens promised to avoid all forms of violence and to work with the police.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba

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