Name of amputee: Foday Marah

Chiefdom/District: Koinadugu District
Place amputated: Saraduya
Date amputated: 1998
Story relating to amputation


One morning we were going to the farm when we started hearing voices from the opposite direction. We continued until we walked into a rebel ambush. They must have heard us and decided to hide in the bush. As soon as we arrived at the location where they were hiding they sprang up and ordered us to stand still. I appealed to them not to harm us in the name of God. They told me there is no God and that they are the Gods. They tied me up and ordered that I put my hand on a log at gun point. I did as told and my right hand was chopped-off and they left.