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Senator Johnson Warns Nimbaians Against Mob Justice
By Wellington G. Patrick, LINA Nimba County Correspondent

SANNIQUELLIE, January 29 (LINA) - Senator Prince Yormie Johnson has warned Nimba County citizens against mob justice.

But in the same vein, Senator Johnson said while it is true that mob violence is an uncivilized way to seek justice, it is equally binding on national government to ensure the security of every Liberian citizen.

The Nimba County Senator sounded the caution Thursday at the ongoing County Council Sitting at the Tubman Hall in the provincial capital Sanniquellie.

He called on the national government to recruit more police and soldiers, and train and deploy them in communities and border areas to provide, in a timely manner, safely for citizens of Liberia without being forced to do so.

“Security must always be proactive; willing to investigate and arrest stern threat on time to avoid mob justice,” Senator Johnson told delegates at the ongoing council sitting.

His statement was in reaction to the alleged ritual killing of a motorcyclist in Ganta late last year that triggered a riot in the city.

The Senator is at the same time calling on Nimba citizens to advice the youth against violence; adding, “mob justice does nothing better than denying victims their right to justice. Anytime we step up violence, murder alleged perpetrators instead of citizen arrest, we simply destroy evidence, leaving the justice system incapable of prosecuting criminals.”

In his report to delegates at the Council Sitting in Sanniquellie Thursday, Superintendent Fong Zuagele, said: “Nimba has no room for violence and mob justice must be condemned with the strongest degree of dislike."
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