-Vow To Attack Ballah Creek Community
By Esau J. Farr
A group of hiding armed robbers have promised residents of the Ballah Creek Community on the Pipeline Road that they will revenge the deaths of two of their partners in crimes who were allegedly killed by community people in the area.
New Republic reporter who recently visited the community saw two dead bodies in separate locations not far from each sealed off in black plastic bags.
Some community residents speaking in an interview with our reporter narrated that over the weekend there were discoveries of three bodies in the same community two of which were believed to be alleged armed robbers.
“Senior man, the bodies you are seeing were three, but that two still here because they say that armed robbers bodies there”, one bike rider told our reporter.
The bike rider further narrated that a day after the discovery of the bodies believed to be armed robbers, there was a well prepared open letter to the community found near one of the dead bodies and read as follow: “Dear Whom It May Concern,
Kindly be informed that the killing of two of our ‘brabes’ will not go in vain. We want you to be informed that the killing of our friends is the beginning of a great war between you and us and we will make sure to attack this community until we are satisfied; be aware. After the battle, we will know who be man”, were words that closed the letter from the alleged robbers.
The cyclist explained that the discoveries of three dead bodies and letter threatening residents of further attacks on the community have left many residents living in great fear as they do not know who will be the next victims of the situation?
One passerby who witnessed the interview shouted over his head saying, they (residents) are ready for any re-attacks adding that they were tired sitting and allowing people being killed while their belongings or properties are taken away because of fear of guns.
Dressed up in a khakie shirt and a blue jean trouser, the middle age man who refused to grant New Republic Newspaper interview said all he knows, they (residents) were tired of running away from drug dealers who don’t sleep at night and go all out to get rich out of the sweat of others through the use of guns and other sharp weapons.
It is not clear how the men died as the bodies were already sealed up in plastics and that there was no security authorities or community leaders to talk with for further details.
Armed robbery activities in the Ballah Creek and United Christian Communities have recently resurfaced as there have been a little breathing space for residents for the last few months.
Due to the increase in armed robbery activities in the area last year, the two communities (Ballah Creek and United Christian) united wrote the Police Deport in Jacob Town for coordination to establish community watch teams to help enhance Community Policing.
The request was accordingly granted and training conducted with certificates and identifications cards given to those trained.
Since then, members of the community watch teams of the two communities have reportedly made several arrests and turned over to Police; people suspected of being criminals in the area.
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