UP Final Campaign Rally Turns Bloody In Nimba, Several Wounded
By GNN Staff Reporter /Nimba County/
Several supporters of the opposition Unity Party have been hospitalized at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital after been reportedly attacked in Zor Zualay Town on the Sanniquellie – Karnplay High Way in district number 3 in Nimba County.
The incident which took place on Friday November 10, when supporters of the opposition Unity Party alongside with UP Vice Running Mate, Senator Jeremiah Koung and Senator Prince Johnson including district number 3 representative elect were on their way toward Karnplay when former deputy Minister of State, Anthony Quinwonkpa a defeated representative candidate reportedly armed, ordered his boys to Carry out the attacks on Unity Party Vice Running Mate Senator Jeremiah Koung and Senate Prince Johnson including several others persons wounded are currently hospitalized at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital.
Speaking to reporters, one of the victims, Nelsco Alco Wolo told reporters that prior to the incident, Anthony Quinwonkpa the son of the late general Thomas Quinwonkpa send a threatening text message to Senator Prince Johnson, with Senator Jeremiah Koung, Unity Party Vice Running Mate not to enter zor Clean to run any campaign for the Unity Party.
Wolo explained that follow the text message from Anthony Quinwonkpa,they dawn Play it and move on toward Karnplay when they were attacked in Zor Zualay Town with huge arms Men.
He accused Former deputy Minister of state of using guns and others weapon’s to carry on the attacks again them
The Former national security Agency NSA staff narrated that when they enter the Town huge numbers of Young Men including district number 3 defeated representative candidate Anthony Quinwonkpa rush on them using short and long rank single barrel guns to attacks them.
He accused Former deputy Minister of state Anthony Quinwonkpa for his fully involvement into their attacked after he openly engaged them and demanded them not to enter the Town including the Zor Clean to campaign for the opposition Unity Party.
” I send you guys text message and wound your not to enter zor Clean to run campaign but your force yourself to come, blood will wast here before you guys can leave from this Town that was the word from Anthony Quinwonkpa toward senator Jeremiah Koung and Senate Prince Johnson according to Nelsco Alco Wolo”.
Our Nimba County correspondent said,12 people believed to be supporters of the opposition Unity Party who travel alongside with Senator Jeremiah Koung and Senate Prince Johnson have reportedly been hospitalized following the arms attacks on them by Anthony Quinwonkpa along with several young people believed also to be an ex – fighters from the district who was allegedly paid to carry on the attacks.
According to our Nimba County correspondent those been hospitalized were on-board the three vichels been used in front of the rest of the vehicles.
include Arthur Yeanmie Junior 21 year old was wounded on his back and head With the single barrel guns while Marcus Nuah 18 year old get wounded,Konah Nuah, Crystal Mehn 35 Year old a daughter of Senator Prince Johnson and Bobby Biahn 38 year old was hate with strikes, Festus Luogon 32 year old was wounded on his hand,Deather Wesseh 21 year old and Mohammed Kamara 30 year old was wounded others include Josephus K Cooper 32, Josephus Johnson 33 received wound on his head and Bill William 26 year among others.
Report says the attackers reportedly used strikes,Guns and others weapon’s to carry on the attacks again the Unity Party Vice Running Mate Senator Jeremiah Koung and Senate Prince Johnson who join the Unity Party Vice Running Mate to extend thanks to Nimbaians for giving senator Johnson 27 years and others campaign for the Unity Party.
Several vehicles belonging to the Unity Party were destroyed while 12 people have been hospitalized at the Ganta United Methodist hospital in Ganta, Nimba County.
When contracted Anthony Quinwonkpa who alledgly pay and arms several Young people to carry out the act has refused to respond to call and text messages been placed to him by our correspondent.
The Friday November 10 incident bring to ten elections violence that have occurred in the 19 administrative district in the County.
Report says, following the incident , police in Karnplay have gone to Zor Zualay Town to gathered information about the incident but aggrived citizens of the Town demanded and Force the police to leave the Town.