Owners of several Businesses have shot down their entity due to increase in criminal activities in Pleebo Maryland county.
Speaking to KMTV, owners of businesses said, on several occasion they were threatened, robbed or place under gun point with personal items and goods taken away by criminals .
They complained that the situation has caused them to looses in unspecified cash and items which some of them credited to boom their businesses .
Amandu Blade one of the victims narrated how on Monday July 5, 2021 he was attacked by six people who he claimed were holding cutlasses and knifes and demanded him to give them some huge sum of Money or risk been kill.
“We are suffering every day; they people can come and take our things away and Sometimes take our money.
They came here to my place on Monday and beat me, asking me to give all my money, but I said no so I look at them taking all my things and only few they left here.
The Business man wonders what have they done to deserve such treatment and mentioned that if there is nothing done by national security to curb the situation they as business owners will take another actions that could push Government to do something.
“We will take different action if the is nothing done to ensure all these things stop because we can’t be losing every time.”
Meanwhile, Maryland County local authorities is yet to speak to the situation as the business owners vowed to remain close until intervention from the Government.
Maryland county which is located in the southeast part of Liberia has since had inadequate security personnel thou possessing serious threat to the County our reporter said .
It can be recalled that the only vehicle belonging to the Liberia National Police and use for patrol at night was destroyed by rioters during a protest action in the County recently.