The Liberia Council of Churches has issued a strong condemnation of the recent act of violence that occurred at the Christ Chapel of Faith between Pastor by Evangelist Prince Y. Johnson and Senator of Nimba County. The incident, which occurred during a worship service on May 21, 2023, was carried out by a group of individuals believed to be supporters of the National Patriotic Party and the Coalition for Democratic Change.
In light of this disturbing event, the LCC has called on the Ministry of Justice and the Liberia National Police to take immediate action to bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
The Council believes that such acts of hooliganism must be promptly addressed, especially as the country prepares for Presidential and Legislative Elections.
Furthermore, the LCC is deeply concerned that attacks on places of worship pose a significant threat to the safety and security of worshipers and must not be tolerated under any circumstances.
The Council has called on the Liberia National Police and the Ministry of Justice to take swift action to apprehend those involved in the incident, and has urged the National Patriotic Party to promote non-violence and uphold the rule of law.
Finally, the Council of Churches has urged the Christian community to remain steadfast in prayer and maintain peace and calm during this election period.
The LCC has pledged to work with relevant stakeholders to ensure peace and stability in the country, and emphasizes that failing to address impunity will only serve to undermine the hard-won peace that Liberians have fought so hard to achieve over the years.