“General” Cyril Allen of the rebel “National Patriotic Front of Liberia” (NPFL) and the breakaway rebel Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), of General Prince Johnson, are now slogging it out to one another.
While discussing his charge in an interview with a local radio station, Truth FM in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), “Gen.” Cyril Allen accused Gen. Prince Johnson of human rights violation.
Allen, considered one of the most loyal generals of the erstwhile NPFL, has expressed dismay that instead of charging him as “one of those who bears the greatest responsibilities for the Liberian civil war”, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) “undercharged” him.
The TRC report charged Mr. Allen, a staunch ally of Mr. Charles Taylor in his 14-year war efforts in Liberia, only for “AIDING AND ABETTING THE WAR”—a similar charge levied against former fighters.
But Mr. Allen, while being interviewed live on a local radio station, Truth FM last week, spewed: “I am one of those who bears the greatest responsibilities of the war. They did not even charge me as one of those.” He opined.
“I was one of the leaders of the NPFL and they simply said ‘AIDING AND ABETTING,’ and I think that it is unfair for you to do that to me and name young generals who were on the field fighting.” Allen pointed out.
“We, who were the leaders of the NPFL…they simply said aiding and abetting. I think whatever way, they charged me much less. I should have been charged more than what they charged” me. He observed.
Despite his admission as being one of those bearing the greatest responsibilities for the Liberian civil war, Mr. Allen expressed support for the setting up of a ‘WAR CRIMES COURT’ in Liberia. “War crimes court is good for reconciliation…for healing the wounds.” Allen opined.
Mr. Allen then accused Nimba County Sen. Prince Johnson, a bitter opponent of a ‘WAR CRIMES COURT, of physically slicing the ears of former Liberian President, Samuel K. Doe after the General’s forces captured him.
“He (Gen. Johnson) is the one who they had on video cutting the ears of president Doe. I do not see any reason why there should not be a war crimes court,” Mr. Allen said.
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