Reports emanating from Zorzor, Lofa County have revealed that heavy ethnic clashes have ensued again in the district. According to the information, several persons have been wounded and houses reportedly set ablaze.
The incident according to reports erupted between two tribal groups; the Lormas and the Mandingos in the town of Zelah in Zorzor District. The clashes started at dawn yesterday, March 19, 2012 following the alleged burning of the 'poro society shrine' belonging to the Lorma tribe.
Meanwhile the combined security forces of the Republic of Liberia have dispatched men in the area. The team consisting of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police, the Ministry of National Security and the Bureau of Immigration have been dispatched to the area to restore calm.
Top security sources said the fact finding team will establish the root cause of the conflict and the perpetrators will be brought to justice. This is the second time that such incident has been reported from Lofa County.
In a related development this paper has reliably learnt that calm has returned to Tu-zon, Grand Gedeh County following report of gun-shooting recently in the area. Security forces are also investigating the recent incident in Grand Gedeh County. Morison O.G Sayon and Charles Yates report.