It’s just emerged that at 02:00 am today, Tuesday, some members of the Poror Society kidnapped eight workers of Sierra Rutile Company and their driver, and forcibly initiated them into their ranks.

BBC Umaru Fofona reports that they were on their way to work at the mine when their bus was stopped and taken away in Moriba Town which is inside both Bonthe and Moyamba Districts in southern Sierra Leone.

A couple of weeks ago some Muslim leaders expressed concern over the rampant initiation of people into the Poror Society in Kenema District against their will.

The government has slammed an immediate nationwide ban on all initiation into secret societies.