As The ‘State Of Emergency’ Progresses, Tension Erupts Within Joint Security Over Supremacy

Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, Justice Minister and Chairman of the Joint Security

GNN staff who toured the city and its environs over the weekend to observe the ‘State of Emergency’ noticed some disagreements between members of the joint security on the issue of supremacy, a situation which resulted to clashes between members of the Joint Security at various checkpoints around the city.

President George Weah during his nationwide statement which gave birth the imposition of the ‘State of Emergency’ aimed at eradicating the deadly Coronavirus on the soil of Liberia named state security apparatus including the Liberia National Police (LNP), the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) were given the mandate to implement the mandate of the Liberian leader.

But to the contrary, the Monrovia City Police (MCP) which was not named to form part of the Joint Security were seen clashing with some assigned officers of the LNP at various checkpoints on the issue of supremacy, a situation which led to a serious tension to erupt between the LNP and MCP.

Speaking via Social Media, the Public Affairs Officer of the Liberia National Police, Moses Carter in reaction of the Presence of officers of the Monrovia City Police (MCP) within the Joint Security to implement the mandate of President Weah, said the President did not name the MCP as part of the Joint Security operations during the ‘State of Emergency’, and further questioned as to why it should erupt the operation of the operation.

Also touring the City a team of GNN said it was observed that the Joint Security being spearheaded by the LNP was seen doing the work professionally; making sure that all observed the health protocols including the observing of social distances.

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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.