The Liberian Government has announced the arrest of three persons of interest in the ongoing investigation concerning attacks along its borders with Ivory Coast, one of which led to the unfortunate deaths of several Ivorian citizens and seven United Nations peacekeepers from Niger.
According to a press release issued in Monrovia on Monday, July 16, 2012, the individuals arrested are: (1) Isaac Taryon; (2) Neezee Barway (sometimes called Jospeh Dweh); and (3) Morris K. Cole (sometimes called Edward K. Cole). Within the framework of the four-party agreement entered into with UNOCI, UNMIL, the Government of La Cote D'Ivoire and the Government of Liberia; the Liberian Government have alerted the United Nations Mission in Liberia and the other parties to cooperate and assist in the investigations of these individuals.
It can be recalled that the Government of Liberia on June 15, 2012 issued what it called a Red Alert for 10 Persons of Interest. The release disclosed that two of the persons of interests, Messrs Ofori Diah and Abednego Zweh ,who voluntarily turned themselves over to Liberian security authorities, were investigated, and subsequently released.
Meanwhile, the government thanked the general public for their continuous support and cooperation as the relevant security organizations carry out its duty to keep our country stable and peaceful. The government has also assured all Liberians and the international community that it will continue to work within the framework of the four-party agreement intended to improve the security situation along its borders with Ivory Coast.