Name of amputee: Sallay Goba

Chiefdom/District: Bo District
Place amputated: Matru on the Rail
Story relating to amputation


I ran into the rebels on my way to the village after fetching fire wood. Not knowing what to do, I put down the bunch of fire wood I was carrying on head and headed for the nearly stream to drink. The rebels told me they will give me a letter to take to the people Bo. But, they first amputated me before giving me the letter. This was meant to send a clear message to the people of Bo who are reputed for their resistance to and revulsion of the RUF rebels.