Name of war dead: Alusine Koroma

Alusine Koroma was at his residence at O’Neil Street in Freetown when he and Yusifu Fonanah were struck by shrapnel from a bomb. The incident took place on 6 January 1996 when the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) renegade soldiers and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels invaded the capital Freetown months after they were removed from power by the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG).

According to Yusifu Fofanah’s mum, Mariama Fofanah of the same address, her son who was a small boy at the time survived while Alusine died on the spot. To date, her son is still carrying the fragment lodged in his back.