‘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)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Tom Veloz has been selected as the roastee at the annual Elks Lodge Roast, which benefits the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center. “I am delighted to be the next roastee with the knowledge all profits go to the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, which provides health services for those in need in our community,” said Veloz, a longtime supporter of the clinic. The roast will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Elks Lodge No. 2379, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets are $150. Veloz will be roasted by Dixon board member C.R. “Bob” Hudson; Valencia Acura owner Don Fleming; Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp; and Gruber Systems President John Hoskinson. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “This event should continue in the true spirit of past Elks Club roasts in that the exaggerations will only be outdone by the naked truth,” Hudson said. In addition to the roast, there will be auction items to bid on at the event including an autographed guitar donated by Sting; lunch with county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich; lunch or dinner and a tour of the Pitchess Detention Center jail complex with Cmdr. Donald Rodriquez; and dinner with Santa Clarita sheriff’s Capt. Patti Minutello. For information or tickets, call the lodge at (661) 251-1500.