The Gozu and Mezu were on bad terms with each other and were at war for 100 years. In their 100 years of war, they were repeatedly looting each other. This racial conflict has been constantly causing trouble for the surroundings.
When Rimuru saw Gozu for the first time he thought they looked similar to a Minotaur.
It is possible their fighting strength is above the ogres. In simple combat, it is possible that they can be considered one of the strongest races in the Great Jura Forest.