The Liberia National Police has launched investigations into videos containing barrage of information that border on national security invoking terrorists group operations in Liberia.
The LNP appreciates the timely response of the International Community through the European Union to one of the videos which poses serious threat to national security.
Hence, the Liberia National Police and the National Security Agency has already began its joint investigation in ensuring that those responsible for said videos are made to face the full weight of the law.
While said investigation is ongoing, the public can be assured that the Liberia National Police and other Joint Security Institutions will leave no stone unturned in jealously protecting the peace and stability of the state.
Liberia, as a post conflict nation has experienced a lot of devastation and is never prepared to resort to its ugly days of war.
As such, every citizen is urged to support peace and condemn anything that seeks to return our country to its ugly past.
Recently, the government of Liberia disclosed that it attention has been drawn to a malicious video being circulated on social media, which makes erroneous and incendiary claims about the state of affairs in the country.
While the recent uptick in political activities ahead of general and presidential elections is understandable, “no amount of desperation should lead us to toy with our security”, the Acting Chair of the Cabinet, Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean has said.
He warned that engaging in false news with a clear intent to incite and create agitation in the general population is against the law; and therefore, anyone found fermenting or sponsoring activities intended to create chaos could face the full weight of the law.
The video not only cast aspersions on our enviable electoral system – which has gained much international acclaim recently – it also dangerously posited that the government is bringing in the country nefarious elements intended to create violence.
This, the Minister said, is very wrong, and could potentially damage the country’s stability and international reputation.
The justice minister has therefore engaged Liberia’s international partners, including the heads of the Embassies of the U.S. and European Union, calling on them to vehemently condemn the dangerous and inciteful ploy which seeks to undermine Liberia’s hard-earned peace.
He said the onus is upon the international community to debunk this creeping menace as the particular video in question directly alleges that it was, they [the international Community] who uncovered a plot.
The government wants to make it clear that it will leave no stone unturned in its determination to protect the country’s peace and security.