Amid Threat of Arson Attack: ERU Officers Deployed on Fendell Campus


first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) has deployed officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) on the Fendell Campus of the University of Liberia (UL) to prevent any attack by victims of the ongoing mass demolition of squatters’ structures on the university’s property.The ERU officers complement efforts of the UL Police who were also seen at the entrance of the Academic Complex (otherwise referred to as Chinese Building) watching movements of former squatters on the property and other passers-by.Since the demolition began last week, some of the victims have reportedly threatened to burn the university Fendell campus, although the Daily Observer could not get a confirmation from any of the victims.But a resident in conversation on April 24 in Millsburg, Montserrado County, indicated that there could be a possible violent attack on the university’s premises, particularly Fendell Campus, to express anger at the destruction of their brick houses. The resident said he could not be convinced of the fairness of what has happened to their residences although he admitted that he, along with the rest of the group were living illegally on the university’s property.When he was told that he could never gain anybody’s support, the resident said he could not understand why he should not receive compensation for the years he had lived on the university’s property.In further investigations the Daily Observer gathered that many of those whose houses were destroyed are angry at the UL authorities, since they were or have not been compensated.Yesterday, several victims were seen loitering about where their brick and zinc houses had once stood and scavenging from the debris what they could find useful.In a related development, the Daily Observer learned that UL students are planning to demonstrate against a tuition increment by the university authorities.About a month ago, the UL Administration and the Board of Directors announced US$4 per credit in the coming semester.Since the pronouncement students of the university have been threatening to protest against the increment until the board and administration reconsider their decision.Meanwhile, some students reportedly protested on the Capitol Hill campus yesterday, throwing stones and disrupting the distribution of last semester’s grade sheets.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TRANSFER ALERT! Valencia poised to sign Liverpool target Cristian Tello


first_imgLiverpool and Southampton target Cristian Tello could be about to join Valencia, according to reports in Spain.The young Barcelona forward has been out on loan for the past two seasons and it does not look like he will be reintegrated to the first team for the coming season.In fact, it has been suggested that manager Luis Enrique had told Tello not to bother reporting for pre-season training as he does not fit into his plans.Liverpool hold a long-term interest in the 24-year-old while Southampton have been strongly linked with the Spaniard this summer.However, both English clubs could be set to miss out on him with a move across Spain reportedly on the cards.Barca completed the £41.7million signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia and Spanish newspaper Sport reckons Tello could move in the opposite direction in the wake of the deal. Cristian Tello has reportedly been told he has no future at Barcelona 1last_img read more