‘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

Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers emerges as number one contender for Celtic job

first_img Brendan Rodgers 1 Brendan Rodgers is understood to be holding talks with Celtic over their managerial vacancy.The Northern Irishman is reportedly the Scottish champions’ top target to take over from Ronny Deila, who stepped down at the end of the season.Rodgers has been out of work since being sacked by Liverpool in October.He came close to leading them to the Premier League title in 2013-14 but had to contend with the sale of a host of key players and failed to win a trophy during his time at Anfield.Since his Liverpool exit, Rodgers has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa and Newcastle, but now could be heading north of the border.With Rangers back in the Premiership next season, Celtic want a big-name boss to succeed Deila as they aim to see of their bitter rivals’ challenge and retain their crown.And they see Rodgers as the ideal man to lead them into a new dawn.The 43-year-old has already held tentative talks with the Scottish giants over the job and is now set for futher discussions this week as Celtic look to secure his signature.last_img read more