"Q. Mr Ibrahim Fofana, Mr Ibrahim
Fofana, where are you from?
Q. What exactly happened to you in Kono? I heard that you
had an encounter with the rebels. What actually did they
do to you? Please talk louder for them to understand.
A. Well, they gave us loads to carry for them and they
brought us to Tombodu. When we got to Tombodu they said
they did not need civilians around them. That was the time
they amputated us and they said we should go.
Q. So they amputated you. So how are you feeling now?
A. I'm feeling serious pain. Please have my sympathy.
Q. Who took you out of the place where you were amputated?
Did you go for yourself to ECOMOG, or somebody helped you?
A. Well, I managed to go there.
Q. What was your occupation? What was your occupation?
A. I was a farmer.
Q. So you were a farmer?
A. Yes, I was a farmer.
Q. Where are your family members? Your children and your
A. Well, I left them in the bush.
Q. Did they still remain in the bush?
Q. Do you know where you left them?
A. Well, my brother, I cannot tell. I cannot understand.
At the time those guys went and attacked us in the bush I
cannot tell you. I cannot understand the things that
happened there, maybe except you find another way to
understand that. Please have my sympathy.
Q. So is there another person that I can interview?
Q. Please, you have to - you need to go to the
bathroom and have some bath. Do you have another clothes
A. Yes, yes, I am profusely sweating. I am profusely