He called the potential young man who was in Freetown; he told him he is seriously sick. As a caring son he came to see his father. As soon as the young man arrived, the members of the poro Society planned his abduction into the Society Bush. Fortunately for him, his good friend exposed the plan to him and advised him to leave the town as soon as possible or else they will take him to the bush. As he understand what it means, he wasted no time no and immediately left the town without telling anyone, he tried to cross over to plantain island, another town not too far from shenge where he could have find it easy to make his way to freetown. The next day a body was found on the island shores. This is as a result of fear of force initiation into the poro society the source said. Four men from this same community are on the run since 2014 for fear of initiation and to take part in the poro society John Steven, Joseph Barley, Abu Bakarr Jalloh and Tommy Williams, one local elder said and until now we don’t know their way about.
Acoording to one of the elders he said it is not every male that really want to be part of the secret society, but is really the tradition of the town and has been here for centuries, no one can change it he said people on the run can escape it if we don’t set eyes on them again.
Poro has become our problems here one woman complained as their sons flee the town leaving school because they were afraid of being forcefully initiated. And was asking if there is way to bring this to an end as it affecting the community today. I know many more will continue to flee this town because of the poro she concluded.