Armed robbery is becoming a daily routine in Bo and its immediate surroundings as hardly a day goes by without reports of someone being put under gunpoint regardless of the large police presence on the streets; a situation that has left most scared residents sleeping with one eye open.
And as part of the series of recent armed robbery incidents, the worst included the attack at NaCSA Regional Headquarters, the NRA Guest House during which arms and personal belongings of police personnel, PC 10055 Ishmael Mansaray attached to NRA Team were later discovered much to the embarrassment of the police in Bo who have in turn spoken of the need for disciplinary action to be taken against the personnel in question.
Similarly, 22 Johnny Street was another scene of armed robbery during which a Lebanese business man, Alhaji Salim was placed under gunpoint by five gun-totting men who reportedly tied down his security, Ansumana Kpaka, before helping themselves with physical cash to the tune of two million leones, mobile phones and whatever they lay their hands upon.
Another armed attack was made on KISS 104 FM Operational Driver, Patrick Benya, whose matter was charged to court only for the police to grant bail to the suspect, Mohamed Quee, alias Bomba, whose luck ran out and was subsequently nabbed by youths upon being suspected of another rubbery.
Also, it must be stated that various robberies were directed at respective individuals including the CKC home of the Catholic Fathers who were seemingly placed under gun-point before being dispossessed of their valuables.
However, luck ran out of one Sheku Kebbie who was killed by mob action moments after he was caught around in A-No-Go area around Coronation Field. Responding in a follow-up interview, the Regional Police Boss, David Sesay, promised to intensify police night patrols which residents say is yet to bear any fruit as the police hot line hardly comes on in the event of calls made by residents placed under gun-point. Others have since continued to point accusing fingers at the police for failure to help the situation which has left residents sleeping in fear with single eyes open.