Name of amputee: Alimamy Kanu

Chiefdom/District: Biriwa, Bombali District
Place amputated: Madobo
Date amputated: 7 May 1998
Story relating to amputation


On the 7 May 1998, at about half past four in the morning, I was in my village when we saw a group a people attack the village. They set houses on fire. Four of us - including my cousin called Santos - were arrested and amputated. They told us that President Kabbah has ordered a ship load of artificial limbs for us. The others were taken away.