Police Explains The Deployment Of Hugh Armed Police In Monrovia

As residents and visitors of Monrovia and its environs are pondering over the deployment of huge armed police in the city at some strategic areas, which has created fear amongst citizenry and foreign residents, the spokesman of the Police, Sam Collins has been calling citizens not to worry about the deployment.

Some residents of the city who spoke to our staff yesterday said the unceremonious deployment of huge armed police in the city and its environs is worrisome, wondering as to the motive of such action by the police.

Jackson Summerville who arrived from the United States few days ago, and visiting family members in Monrovia in a chat with our reporter expressed fear about the situation, and said such action on the part of police without prior information to the public about this deployment was wrongly planned.

“Liberians abroad are willing to come home, but with this, without informing the public adequately of such have the propensity of creating fears in first visitors to Liberia. Liberia is our home, let those in authority ioshould avoid those things that will create tension in the hearts of many,” Summerville told our reporter.

But the police spokesman in an interview with state radio, said Liberians and foreign residents should not worry about the deployment of armed police, noting, “They are deployed to protect lives and properties,” Mr. Collins said.

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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.