For Attack On Boakai: House Wants EPS Investigated By: Yassah J Wright


The House of Representatives is seeking investigation of the Executive Protective Service (EPS)  for the recent  attack on  President Joseph Nyuma Boakai during the United Methodist University (UMU) graduation. The Committee on National Security at the House of Representatives headed by Nimba County District 7 Representative, Musa Bility, has been asked for a probe of the alleged vulnerability of President Boakia.Plenary’s mandate to the committee is based on a communication from Montserrado County District 5 Representative, Priscilla Cooper.Representative Cooper in her complaint to Plenary stated that the EPS officers assigned to President Boakia left him vulnerable thereby prompting an attack on the President. She wants authorities of the EPS investigated concerning their ability to properly provide security for the President.Following a brief deliberation on Representative Cooper’s communication, Representative Sekou Sarafody Kanneh of District 2, Montserrado County, moved that the committee on National Security probe the matter and report to Plenary this week Tuesday. It can be recalled that an unknown person Tuesday, January, 30, 2024, intruded the President’s security protocol while he was attending the 19th Graduation of the United Methodist University. The person tried hauling the President down from the back before being apprehended by members of the Executive Protective Service. The incident occurred when the President was greeting the university administrative staff upon his arrival. The unknown person identified in a white shirt came from the back and broke through security protocols and grabbed President Boakai from the back while he was trying to greet the administration of the United Methodist University.  Up till now, the Executive Protection Service (EPS) has yet to provide any details on the situation. The situation has claimed the attention of several Liberians, with many condemning the security protocol of the President.

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