LIBERIA: NSCL Concerns About Unfolding Heightened Security Situation In Liberia

Sources closed to the GNN has revealed that the National Security Council of Liberia (NSCL) is seriously concerned about the current heightened security situation in the country making specific reference of the 72hour threat made by some ex-rebel generals to arrest a siting lawmaker, Montserrado County District 10 Representative, Yekeh Kolubah, and the planned June 7th planned protest.

According to report, the NSCL in a joint meeting held recently and chaired by the Minister of National Defense, Rt General Daniel D. Ziankahn frowned on how key government actors are heightening tension in the country, a situation they said if not handle with care could plunge the country into an undesirable state, and further urged those involved to desist.

The NSCL Chair, Rt. General Ziankahn during the over nine hour’s joint National Security Council meeting, attributed rising tension to the issuance of a summons by Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin, on Representative Yekeh Kolubah, and further condemned such action.

According to the report, the NSCL Chairman in his effort to resolve the impasse called for a  the dialogue with organizers of the planned June 7 rally and to also  address key demands of the planned protesters to find a common ground for the good of the country’s stability.

But a source closed to this outlet, is alleging that the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill aided and provided finances to the ex-rebel generals who recently issued a 72 hours ultimatum to District 10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah that sparked controversy.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.