LNP Confirms Shooting In Nimba


By R Joyclyn Wea

The Liberia National Police (LNP) has confirmed a shooting incident in Vanyenglay, District #4, Nimba County.

Police Inspector General Patrick Sudue

It was reported on Monday April 16, 2018, that some alleged individuals believed to be angry supporters of former Representative Garrison Yealue fired at newly elected Representative Gunpue Kargon’s supporters in Vanyenglay where they have gathered to celebrate the victory of their current Representative Kargon.

This complained was allegedly filed with the 8th judiciary circuit court in Sanniquellie Nimba County against Yealue by the victim family, but said the case was allegedly thrown under the docket due to incapacity on the part of the family to push the matter.

Responding to the situation with reporters at the Ministry of Justice on 9th street in Sinkor, Police Inspector General, Patrick Sudue admitted to the shooting, but disclosed that the supporters of former representative Yealue were responsible for the shootout.

This comes less than a week after the supreme court of Liberia came down with its final verdict declaring Gunpue Kargon as winner of district #4, Nimba county Representative poll.

Inspector Sudue noted that an intervention was launched by the LNP after which mediation were carried out, thus, resolving the long-standing crises between citizens of the area.

IG Sudue stated that a resolution was reached in which both disputing parties agreed upon and promised to uphold peace and Unity saying “we told Yealue’s supporters they were wrong and they apologized to the other party due to the damages caused.”

The police boss also indicated that since the regime of ex-Liberian president Samuel K. Doe, the both people have had this split between them and through their intervention they were able to break the split.

Yealue applaud the LNP for such intervention and solving the long-standing split between people of the district and promised to do a former communication appreciating the LNP, Sudue emphasized further.

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