Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the holy month of fasting, spiritual reflection and prayer for Muslims. It is believed to be the month in which the Prophet Muhammad revealed the holy book — Quran — to Muslims
According to Col. Marvin Sackor, 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.
He said the Muslim community in Liberia can still observe the Ramadan, but insisted that at home, urging them to fastand prayfor Allah to intervene on behalf of Liberia and the globe at large against the COVID-19 crisis.
The deputy police boss, who was speaking on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the regular press briefing, warned Liberians to desist from attacking uniform officers, describing such action as wrong and that it sends a negative signal to the outside world.
His statement was in reference to the recent attack on Police officer Alfred Sudue in which he was wounded in the West Point Township in Monrovia while trying to enforce the lockdown measures.
He said their flexibility does not in any way mean they are weak, but it is important as a civilian force to remain civil and respect the rights of its people. Col. Sackor reiterated 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 pleaded. Meanwhile, Col. Sackor has disclosed 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 concerned 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 that a weeks ago, Police Spokesman Moses Carter announced the reduction in crimes, but the latest statistics show that more work need to be done by the joint security team in order to protect lives and properties in the wake of the fight against the further spread of the COVID-19.