Armed robbers are reported to have struck the densely populated slum community of Clara Town on the Bushrod Island, leaving two persons dead in Monrovia. Though the victims are yet known, eye witnesses told the media that the raid has created fear among the residents who are calling for government’s protection.
According to one of the witnesses, Abdullai Swaray, the robbers were in their numbers when they went on the rampage during the early hours of Friday, 28 March, 2013. He said they were asleep when the robbers broke in their homes, putting them at gun-point with their weapons.
“Unfortunately, those who resisted the robbers’ demand where made to paid the prize with their lives as others got wounded in the process,” Swaray noted. He opined that the armed robbers had previously executed a survey of the community before their mission which resulted to the death of two persons.
“Government’s responsibility is to provide protection for its people; therefore, let the police be deployed to patrol the community because we highly sleep at night,” he pleaded.
Efforts to ascertain from the police whether or not any arrest was made was not possible as spokesman Sam Collins could not be reached for comment on Sunday as his mobile phone was perpetually switched off.
Recently, the Liberia Motor-cyclists Union’s President General, Kutuku Sheriff made a plea to the government, particularly the police service to reconsider its decision, but to no avail.