Security sources in Zorzor have revealed that the man in police custody for the murder of Sienneh Korvieh is no longer a suspect. They are now seeking the arrest of another individual in the incidence which led to riots in Zorzor District from March 4 to 5.
Security forces have restored calm to Zorzor after rioting due to the murder of a 31-year old woman. The Liberia National Police, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, and NSA have increased patrol of the district, buttressed by UNMIL.
There was unrest in Zorzor on Wednesday as angry youth burned down businesses and homes owned by residents from the Mandingo ethnic group in retaliation for the murder of a pregnant woman.
As the government’s mandate for the reopening of schools takes effect today, education authorities in Lofa say they will not resume classes in the absence of preventive measures and funds for public schools
Two weeks ago, the Liberian government announced that schools will reopen on Feb. 16. Although the government has promised to provide necessary materials to resume regular academic work, it is yet to meet up with its commitment to schools in the Zorzor district.
A local non-profit organization operating in Lofa County has given out 30 full-tuition scholarships. The scholarships are worth over $90,000 LRD in value and were given to children between ages 5 and 15.