Women in Ganta, Nimba County, including marketers are calling on the Government of Liberia to bring to justice those who carried out the recent violence in the county, which resulted to deaths and destruction of public and private properties.
The aggrieved women blamed the bloody riot in Ganta on lack of justice or a culture of impunity. According to them, suspects of previous killings in the county were arrested and later released by the authorities without due process.
The cited the death of several motorcyclists in Ganta and other parts of Nimba with no tangible outcome from the authorities on the cause of death. The women narrated these instances over the weekend when three members of the cabinet – Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh; Internatinal Affairs Minister, Morris Dukuly; and Information Minister, Lewis Brown, visited the county.
The women noted that nowadays, all young men in Ganta want to get rich overnight so they are involved in playing with blood. In response, Justice Minister Sannoh has urged citizens of Nimba to remain peaceful as government investigates the alleged rioters and the related deaths.
He said motorcyclists have been banned off the streets of Ganta, pending outcome of the ongoing investigation. The Liberia National Police have made more than 50 arrests after the riot. Minister Sannoh has ensured that government will bring the perpetrators to justice.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba -Edited by Jonathan Browne