Massacred Villagers Remembered

Special prayers were held last week on Friday, April 13, 2012 for those that were brutally killed in Woroma village,Malema chiefdom,Kailahun district,during the rebel war in the country.

Prior to offering prayers,the town chief of Woroma,Saidu Kallon and the entire community members  agreed to hold  a special memorial  mass to  remember 15 elderly people that were shot to death at gun point by one of the sons of that community,who joined the then Revolutionary United Front forces of Sierra Leone.

Special prayers were held last week on Friday, April 13, 2012, for those who were brutally killed in Woroma village, Malema chiefdom, Kailahun district, during the rebel war in the country.

Prior to offering prayers, the town chief of Woroma, Saidu Kallon and the entire community agreed to hold a special memorial mass to remember 15 elderly people that were shot to death at gun point by one of the sons of that community, who joined the then Revolutionary United Front forces of Sierra Leone.

Chief Kallon had earlier testified in Foobu during a Fambul Tok reconciliation ceremony, how Med Kay captured 15 innocent villagers in Woroma among them the town chief and other elderly people and shot them at close range one after the other.

Other villagers also accused Med Kay and his troops of causing mayhem in Malema chiefdom and its environs. The accused had earlier claimed responsibility for his actions and asked for forgiveness.

After the sectional reconciliation ceremonies in Foobu, Chief Kallon and his people also agreed to hold a special memorial service to offer prayers for the dead.

During the bonfire in Woroma, Chief Kallon said they have forgiven Med Kay in the interest of peace and reconciliation. He said they wanted to pay respect to the dead so that their faithful souls would rest in peace.

The community members unanimously resolved to embark on farming activities so that they could continue the healing and reconciliation process together.

About Solomon Yarjoh

Solomon Yarjoh is the Communications Director for the Fambul Tok program in Sierra Leone.
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