Deputy Police Director for operations Col. Marvin Sackor has cautioned all Muslims in the Country to fast and pray home as they observe the celebration of the holy month of Ramadan.
According to him these are troubling times for Liberia and the globe at large especially with the limitation of people’s movement and the restriction on freedom to worship at regular places are no more.
However, he told reporters that the Muslim community in Liberia can still observe the Ramadan but at home, fasting and praying for Allah to intervene on behave of Liberia and the globe at large against the COVID-19 crisis.
The Deputy Police Boss speaking to reporters Thursday April 23, 2020 at the regular press briefing warned Liberians to desist from attacking uniform officers something he noted is wrong and sends a negative signal to the outside world about Liberia.
His statement was in reference to the recent attack on Police officer Alfred Sudue in which he was wounded in the West Point Township while trying to enforce the lock down measures.
He said their flexibility does not in any way mean that they are weak but it is important as a civilian force to remain civil and respect the rights of its people.
Col. Sackor reiterates calls for people as well as vehicles to stop the movement from one County to another.
“Let’s abide by all safety measures together, we can win the war on COVID-19, he noted.
Meanwhile Col. Sackor has disclosed a recent increment of crimes in some parts of Montserrado County though he stated some are not major ones.
He said due to the 3:00 measures some criminals are now taking advantage of the vulnerability of stores and other places and are now bursting into people business places.
He also named Armed Robbery and Burglary as some of the latest crimes he noticed of recent are on the increase.
However, he assured Liberians and residents of the Country that they are on top of their game and are maintaining surveillance in order to observe the concern areas to ensure that things are properly brought under control.
The Deputy Police Boss encouraged the general public to make use of their respective hot lines in order to curb the latest increment of crimes as a result of the COVID-19.
It can be recalled a weeks ago Police Spokesman Moses Carter announced the reduction in crimes but the latest statistics show that more work needs to be done by the joint security team in order to protect lives and properties in the wake of battling against the further spread of the COVID-19.