Name of amputee: Tamba P. Sumana

Chiefdom/District: Gbessie, Kono District
Place amputated: Koidu
Date amputated: 28 April 1998
Story relating to amputation


In March 1998 we had to flee our village following an attack by the rebels. After staying in the bush for a month we decided to return when news filtered in that it is safe to do so since the village is now under the control of ECOMOG. This information proved to be untrue. We were shocked to find out that the village was under the control of the rebels. When they asked us about where we were going, we were so sacred we were speechless. They ordered us to gather and started amputating us.