Of all the territory we had, we were pushed to just occupy the Kissi Teng Chiefdom. All the other parts of the country was recaptured by the government already. The government soldiers were in Kailahun Town. They were in Giehun. They were also in Gbeorbu, G-B-E-O-R-B-U. So it was like we were surrounded, completely surrounded. Then that was where again Mosquito used his military creativity. One morning - that was at the end of March - sorry, at the end of 1993 now - he said we have to do something for us to be able to get fighting materials to expand the land. So he called his men - we the civilians, he called us and told us we are going to create some space for you. Without believing him we went back to our zoebushes. But later we were told that he organised the young men. He told them we are going to use our Poro society. Poro is a secret society in Sierra Leone that is used to give rite of passage to young men. So he said we are going to use that one to expand the space. According to him he had only one grenade on him. He said we are going to this one grenade. We are going to collect pebbles to get close to Gbeorbu. Then this one grenade, the pebbles and a Poro noise will go all at the same time.
Fortunately for them when they got very close to Gbeorbu the soldiers were either asleep or they were not alert. So when they got very close to Gbeorbu he told them as soon as I send the grenade, let the Poro sound go and let the pebbles go on one of the houses of this town. So when they went there, this was exactly what they did. So that the whole thing sounded like a coordinated attack against them. So when the enemies awoke they thought they were surrounded by the RUF. What they did was they just left all the ammunition there, the guns and the bullets, and ran away to Pendembu. That was how Mosquito was able to get fighting materials at that time. They got almost enough materials to expand the territory.
When they went to Giema back, because that was the base, they said the next thing is we have to clear Giehun. They went to Giehun. By then they were well equipped. When they went to Giehun they got Giehun, Giehun was very easy. When the troops in Kailahun heard that the Giema had a fallen - sorry, Giehun and Gbeorbu had fallen, they just decided to disappear because there's a road from Kailahun to Gbeorbu - sorry, to Luawa Baoma. That was the road they used to go to Guinea.