SIERRA LEONE, Makeni – Following frequent breakages, thefts and night carpentry by some unknown groups of Armed Robbers in the northeastern regional city of Makeni and its environs, some residents in the city have expressed their dissatisfaction over the recurring misnomer.
Recent alarms from latest victims shows that at least a total of one hundred residents in the northern region city of Makeni have been robbed, residents broken into at night by thieves in the last 14 days, their monies and valuable properties been looted leaving others wounded.
Among the growing number of affected persons, Madam Mariatu Fornah on Friday told Awoko that she is still trying to recover from a recent attack on her Magbenteh residence by some unknown armed robbers who broke into her dwelling on Thursday, 9th June 2022 during a heavy downpour of rain at around 3am in the morning and looted her properties and some amount of money to the tune of Le 55million.
Another victim of recent breakage and armed robber attack is one Mr. Philip Koroma residing at Sorieson lane near the Makeni police barracks between the hours of 3-4am in the morning last Friday. He said “three thieves all men holding short sticks destroyed a window by his house’s main entrance to enter into his parlour and room and took away valuable properties including six gold watches, a decoder, plasma television screen, gas cooker and sets of expensive basins. I have reported the matter to the Mena Police Station on Friday Morning and Police are currently investigating, he revealed.
Several other victims whose monies and other valuables have also been looted have through WhatApp groups and on Facebook raised alarms about similar attacks expressing gross dissatisfaction over the increasing rate of thefts, attacks, break-ins and damages meted on innocent and legal hustling residents of the municipality and its environs.
They’ve however called on the police to raise their game to put an end to the reoccurring misnomer.
The Sierra Leone Police Media Head in the Northeast region Chief Inspector Abdulrahman Sankoh said the force for good has instituted a joint night patrol with military personnel to tackle the abnormality but have also urged residents to be reporting thefts and related armed robbery matters to the police. ARW/12/6/2022