-- Says Dr. Reeves
The President of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC), Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr., wants President George Weah to speak on the reported wave of mysterious killings in Liberia to allay fear among Liberians.
Dr. Reeves who is also Senior Pastor, Providence Baptist Church said the state of insecurity caused by these reported mysterious killings must claim the attention of the Liberian leader. He said the United States Government travel warning to its citizens in the wake of these unexplained deaths should also claim the attention of President Weah by addressing the nation.
The LBMEC President also warned that these reported deaths, without any further investigation, also have the propensity to undermine the Bicentennial celebration efforts led by the Government and other prominent citizens both in Liberia and the diaspora in 2022.
Condemning the acts, Dr. Reeves wants the National Government through the Liberia National Police to put into place the necessary security measures to curb the madness.
The Baptist President, who described the wave of killings as uncivilized and barbaric, questions the motive behind such dreadful acts, indicating that the Liberia National Police needs to be vigilant in bringing to book individuals associated with these vicious killings and those who are making up false alarms for their personal gains.
Dr. Reeves, in a statement issued in Monrovia, called on the Government to provide security for the protection of its citizens and, at the same time, investigate the recent deaths of two females in the Sinkor and Caldwell communities in Monrovia and its environs.
The LBMEC President also wants the Liberia National Police to invite the individual who reportedly escaped death from the hands of his killers in Gbarnga, Bong County to help the Police launch further investigations in these alleged secret killings across the country. He said the upsurge of killings instills fear and insecurity among the citizens. As such, it is the Government's responsibility to ensure that its citizens live in peace by providing the needed secured environment.
Dr. Reeves said in the wake of the alleged killings, streets in Monrovia are virtually emptied before 7 p.m.; a development which, he said, must claim the attention of the government that the country is gradually becoming a nightmare for its citizens.