Name of amputee: Kumba Pessima

Chiefdom/District: Sowa, Kono District
Place amputated: Sukudu
Date amputated: 1995
Story relating to amputation


Our village was attacked at about 4 o’clock in the morning. They took us outside and killed my eighteen year old son. They took the two other kids away. I have not seen or heard about them since. The rebels asked their commander what do with the rest of us. He ordered that we be amputated, which was carried out immediately.