On Sanyang unrest!

Mar 16, 2021, 11:11 AM

Peace is not merely the absence of war, but the presence of justice, of law, of order in short, of government. And government cannot promote law, order and justice for all unless it is built upon a strong moral and legal foundation. In the end, the individual human heart is where war and peace both begin.

Peace begins in our homes, schools, workplaces and communities. News emanating from the Kombo South village of Sanyang is not only disturbing, but leaves much to be desired.

It has emerged in the news that angry mob in Sanyang have attacked and burnt down to ashes a police station. Youths are retailing after one of their colleagues was allegedly murdered by a Senegalese national on Sunday night.

The alleged killer is reported to be a staff of a local fishmeal -Nassim Fishmeal Factory, owned by a Mauritanian businessmen.

The 32-year-old victim, Gabriel Ceesay, according to eyewitness was stabbed to death on Sunday night after he attempted to capture an alleged thief – an unknown Senegalese fisherman for entering into his bedroom to steal.

The situation angered the youths of Sanyang on Monday who decided to attack both the community police station and the fishmeal factory by setting them on fire and also burning car tyres on the main highway before the intervention of the riot police, and Armed Forces.

The fact of the matter is since the start of operations of this Mauritanian Fishmeal Factor, they have been constant protest and criticism by the villagers, who accused some government officials of siding with the fishmeal factory at the detriment of the villagers.

Two wrongs cannot make a right. We are a nation governed by laws. If such violent incidents occurred, before youths taking law into their own hands, it would have been better if they follow the laws of the land.

Let’s remember that violence is not only a uncalled for especially in this modern day set up, it is immensely destructive even for the victors. So lets’ think twice before involving in violence act. A world for a wise is enough!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

Jimi Hendrix






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