19 November 2012

Liberia: 'Gboyo' Activities Surface in Grand Bassa Co.

Grand Bassa — Citizens and residents of District# 2 in Grand Bassa County are said to be living in fear due to 'heart-men or gboyo' activities which they claim have surfaced in the district.

Normal academic activities and businesses are reportedly at a standstill in District #2 as a result of strange men rampaging in the area.

Students at a public school in the district have also abandoned classes claiming that they usually encountered strange men while on their way to school.

A government operated school in the district, Major Fazel Public School, has been operated for the last three weeks without students.

The students told our reporter who recently returned from the area that they are staying away for fear of being killed by 'gboyo' operating in the district.

Speaking in an interview with this paper, Major Fazel Public School Principal, John Early disclosed that students informed him of strange men in the bushes who are in the habit of running after them while on their way to and from school.

Mr. Early said following the students' information, an investigation was launched and it proved that "gboyo" men are in the area.

He explained that some marketers and farmers have also reported the situation to the City Mayor of St. John River.

He noted that the reported "gboyo" activity is hampering the academic sojourn of more than 200 students in the district.

Mr. Early disclosed that the school's administration and the community leadership met and decided that a watch team be set up to patrol the school community while students are on their way to and from school.

He explained that students walk for nearly two hours from Compound# 3 before reaching on the school's campus.

He also called on the Government of Liberia to set up a police sub-station in the area to protect the people from criminals.

An investigation conducted in District #2, Grand Bassa, established that there is no police station and medical center in the area which hosts over 14,000 inhabitants.

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