The government of Liberia has confirmed that a German businessman was shot dead in his home in the country’s third-largest city Buchanan on Wednesday.
A statement from the government said the president, George Weah condemned the killing.
President Weah according to the statement also offered his condolences to Germany over the killing.
“Such savagery does not define Liberians; we are a hospitable people who will go all out to help visitors in our country,” the statement said.
It adds that “Schedema’s death is a loss not just for the people of Germany, but all Liberians.”
The police are investigating the killing but the government has not been able to give enough details of the incident.
The government however in its statement gave the name of the German who was killed as Juergen Schedema.
He reportedly worked as a manager in a logging firm in the West African nation.