On July 18, 2002 in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, a backwater town located about 70 km west of Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, hundreds of unarmed civilians, including women, children and babies, were trucked to a bridge over the Maher River, accused of being sympathizers of a dissident rebel faction.
Ordered to disembark the trucks, some were shot, others were hacked to death, and the heads of babies were smashed against the railings of the bridge before being thrown into the water below. No major news outlet ran with the story. In fact, besides a few survivors’ testimonies that have since gathered dust in various godforsaken reports, the massacre that took place on that day is not known to many. continue here