Three AFL Soldiers Under Probe For ‘Brutality’

Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL)
Major General Prince Charles Johnson, III

As Liberians complain of brutalities against them by security forces since President Weah declared a State of Emergency, three soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have been recalled after a woman was stabbed in the arm.

The Chief of Staff of the AFL, General Prince Johnson speaking on the BBC said those soldiers in question are under investigation include an area commander leading a community patrol.

He said that the current army was “a force for good – we will not compromise when it comes to discipline”.

President George Weah declared a state of emergency on 10 April which included restrictions on movement.

Since the restrictions came into force, social media has been awash with reports of brutality by security forces.

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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.