By Marcus Malayea in Gbarnga Bong County
Traditional hunters in Zota District, Bong County backed by members of the Liberia National Police have intensified their search for Moses Porkpah, the man who allegedly shot and killed his wife with a single barrel gun.
On Thursday June 1, Porkpah reportedly shot and killed his wife Doris Yahn in Cow Farm Village for not giving him a good portion of the food she had prepared on the fateful day.
Cow Farm Village is situated north of Camp Naama, a former military barrack in Zota District, close to the border with the Republic of Guinea.
Residents are shocked and gripped with fear after Porkpah on Friday, shot and wounded two traditional hunters who were part of the party searching for him.
The two victims, only identified as Amos and Andrew, were both shot in the leg and are at the Phebe Hospital in Suacoco undergoing medical treatment.
“We were at different locations in the bush when he saw us and shot us,” one of the victims said. “This guy is an experienced hunter.”
As a result of the unfolding situation in the area, normal farming activities in the district have been suspended, residents said.
Speaking to this newspaper, the Commander of the Bong County Police Detachment, Chief Superintendent Fredrick Nappy, said a team of police officers is in the District working along with more than fifteen traditional hunters to arrest Porkpah and bring the situation under control.
Cow Farm residents are hoping the government can have Porkpah arrested speedily because by hiding in the bush, he has made it difficult for villagers to carry out their farming activities.