‘Heartman’ Activity Resurfaces in Buutuo

first_img‘Heartman’ activity has resurfaced in the border town of Buutuo and its environs, causing fear among the residents during the current farming season.Several citizens have complained of being chased by some unknown men, while carrying on their normal farming activities.On Wednesday, April 15, the Statutory Superintendent of Zoe Geh District, Albert Farngar, appeared in Buutuo, complaining that while on his way from Bahn to Buutuo, he was chased by some unknown men, causing him to fall in a ditch filled with mud.“I was approaching Buutuo Town at about 7:30 p.m. and I saw men standing ahead of me with a shining torch light, flashing it directly in my eye. While trying to avoid it, my motorbike ran into a ditch filled with mud and water, causing me to fall.“After I dropped, I saw them running toward me. So I left my bike on the ground and fled,” he added.When Mr. Farngar came to town, a group of men went to his rescue and retrieved his bike, but did not find who had allegedly chased the district superintendent.During the night, a town crier went around warning the community to be mindful while in the bush, due to what he referred to as ‘heartman’ activity.The commissioner’s compound, where the Statutory Superintendent is presently staying was crowded with sympathizers.The road leading to Buutuo is deplorable, with pot holes at the entrance of nearly all the towns.“If these brushes are cleared no one would hide behind them to chase people,” said one of the sympathizers.“Local authorities are not pressing on residents to brush their roads as they used to, so it makes very dangerous riding on a bike along a bushes road, where ditches are opened,” another person alarmedBut the secretary to the Statutory Superintendent, Duo Gbeadeh, said the locals do not easily take instruction from their authorities any longer.During Nimba County’s last County Council Sitting, Superintendent Fong Zuagele instructed the chiefs to enforce brushing all feeder roads, which is yet to be enforced.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


FIFA probes empty seats at World Cup match in Yekaterinburg

first_img0Shares0000There were rows of empty orange seats at the freshly rebuilt arena in the industrial city, situated in the Ural Mountains. Photo/COURTESYMOSCOW, Russia, June 15 – FIFA is investigating why Egypt and Uruguay were playing in front of thousands of empty seats at their World Cup match in Yekaterinburg on Friday.There were rows of empty orange seats at the freshly rebuilt arena in the industrial city, situated in the Ural Mountains. The two soaring temporary seating sections at either end of the pitch appeared to be almost completely full, with one dominated by Egyptian fans and the other by the Uruguayans.The seats are technically only supposed to be sold to Russian nationals.FIFA said nearly all the available tickets had been sold and it was investigating why there were so many no-shows.“We can confirm that 32,278 tickets have been allocated for the match between Egypt and Uruguay in Yekaterinburg. The FIFA World Cup stadium capacity is 33,061,” a spokesman for the football’s world governing body told AFP.“The fact that the actual attendance doesn’t reflect the amount of allocated tickets can be due to different factors, which FIFA is currently investigating.”FIFA has allocated about 2.5 million tickets to the month-long showpiece, with Russian organisers saying that nearly all the tickets have already been sold.Russians accounted for 46 percent of ticket sales, with the United States buying nearly 90,000.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more