Police Boss Cautions Against Lawlessness, Intolerance


By Thomas S. Kembay

The caretaker Regional Commander of North-East Region, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Jowulor Ansumana Gbonoh on Saturday 8th December, 2018 cautioned residents of Biriwa Limba Chiefdom in Bombali District against lawlessness, political intolerance and hate messages.

According to report, the police chief cautioned the residents following reports of mounting tension among farmers and livestock owners that has the propensity to undermine the peace and security of the chiefdom, adding that the Limba ethnic group who are the farmers reside with the Fullah and Mandingo ethnic groups who are the livestock owners or cattle rearers.

The Regional Commanded reportedly admonished the three ethnic groups to be law abiding, tolerant and put the interest of their community and the country first. The primary aim of the police, he said, is to ensure the protection of lives and properties and to maintain law and order.

CSP Gbonoh cautioned them to be law abiding irrespective of their political indifferences, adding that defaulters, especially those who infringe on the rights of others with impunity, would face the full force of the law.

In his contribution, Commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade at Tekoh Barracks, Brig. Dauda Alpha assured Biriwa Chiefdom of peace and tranquility as according to him, both the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) are well prepared to ensure that people embrace tolerance.

Paramount Chief of Biriwa Limba Chiefdom, Chief Kalawa Mannah II said the presence of security in his chiefdom was very timely. He however conceded that though the chiefdom is one family, yet farming, politics and livestock activities have undermined peace and tolerance in the chiefdom.