Bow and arrow

The bow and arrow was donated to the Peace Museum by Sata Samura from Falaba in the Koinadugu District. Sata said the weapon has been in use since Sierra Leone was under British colonial rule and was also used during the conflict.

According to the Artifact verifier, Pa Denka Samura the four bow and arrows were shot every morning in different directions – North, East, South and West – to spy on enemies and will return in the evening. If any had blood on it, it is proof the enemies are in a particular location. The fighters will then follow the lead to launch an attack on them using bow and arrows on that particular location.