Liberia: Islamic Group Alarms Over Threat of Alleged Second Attack on Another Mission


Monrovia – The National Muslim Heritage Foundation of Liberia has alarmed over what it calls a ‘second attack’ allegedly meted against a Muslim mission within the Barnesville Community.

Mohammed Bility, head of the Foundation, said he is worried about report of an alleged second attack at the Giniya Memorialization Center in Vai Yard Community on September 5 at 9 p.m.

“We have commenced investigation into this rumor so as to ascertain the facts surrounding this news before making any conclusion,” Bility said.

Speaking Thursday, October 10, with FrontPageAfrica, he said it was disturbing to hear such rumors about a second attack while the recent unfortunate fire incident remains fresh on the minds of Liberia, especially the Islamic Community and family directly affected.

However, he said his organization through its Executive Committee has launched an investigation to ascertain facts surrounding the alleged attack.

At the same time Bility noted that the committee will also review the Liberia National Fire Service’s report on the Bassa Town fire incident that occurred in Paynesville where 28 persons including two instructors, lost their lives. 

According to him, any inaccuracy that would be determined in the National Fire Service Report, would lead to exacerbation of apprehension and mistruth between the population and state security.

This, according to him will leave members of the Islamic Community with no alternative but to call for a forensic investigation into the September 2019 incident.

Meanwhile, the organization noted that its leadership has scheduled an emergency stakeholders’ meeting with the National Muslim Council of Liberia, the Chief Imam and Imam Council of Liberia as well as the United Muslim Dawah Mission and Proprietor of the affected school so as to reach a uniform conclusion on the entire incident and come with a position statement.