Margibi County Superintendent John Zubah Buway has called on every Liberian to be serious about their own security by taking it in their own hands in the face of UNMIL’s expected drawdown on June 30.
Superintendent Buway said it was now time for every Liberian citizen, in their various communities across the country, to be their own security so as to enable a continuous state of peace after the full drawdown of UNMIL troops from Liberia.
According to the Liberia News Agency, Superintendent Buway made the statement in Kakata over the weekend at a program for the official establishment and training of the County Security Council (CSC) of Margibi County, a two day County Security Council establishment and training program intended to train locals on how to handle security matters in the absence of state security in their area.
He said Liberia was at a very crucial point in its peace process and that the security of the state cannot be left alone with national government to shoulder, but should be a collective effort that involves every Liberian, irrespective of their status in society.
Also speaking, the Project Coordinator of the National Security Council (NSC), Roland Duo, said the establishment of a County Security Council (CSC) is very necessary for the security of the state and its people.
Mr. Duo said the Liberian government is now taking on the full responsibility of securing the country, adding that it is taking every possible measure that will ensure the proper and full security of every Liberian and foreign resident.
He said in the wake of the UNMIL drawdown, it is expedient for Liberians to live a peaceful life void of violence to avoid a relapse into the ugly past.
Mr. Duo stated that although the government of Liberia did not have a security presence all over the country during the prewar years, it was still very capable of responding to any security threat to the lives of its citizens.
He cautioned every Liberian to be serious about the security of their community and avoid any unwholesome acts that could result to a serious security threat to the state.