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Guineans Now Occupy 8 Towns in Kailahun

Guineans Now Occupy 8 Towns in Kailahun

Guinean troops now occupy eight towns and villages in Kailahun District, including Yenga, Sierra Express Media has been informed. The towns currently occupied by Guinean forces include Yenga, Kolonsu, Sokoma, Lelema, Gbongoma, Gbondu, Fendu and Payluan. This was disclosed by Mr.Abdulai Obai Kamara, alias Obi Phrase, leader of reggae band Ripstar Culture and coordinator of Shain Foundation, which was established by the late musician Amara Kabba. Obi Phrase together with other members of Ripstar Culture and Shain Foundation were recently in Kailahun on a sensitization tour captioned ‘Save Yenga’ and to launch an album of the same name.

According to the musician, the Guinean forces have gone to the extent of forcefully driving Sierra Leoneans out of their communities and from their farms and villages and towns. “It is like a war situation with people moving like displaced war victims from one area to another,” Obi Phrase said.

Meanwhile, all the eight towns and villages and the bushes surrounding these communities are now being cultivated by the Guinean forces as farms while the inhabitants have vacated them.

Chief Falla, the town chief of Sokoma village was beaten almost to the point of death simply because he spoke against the forceful occupation by Guinean forces. He also revealed that six Sierra Leoneans were arrested and taken into Guinea where they were imprisoned, and according to reports, they were only released after they had been tortured by the Guineans.

Reports also reveal that Lilema Town in Kailahun District is now the location that the Guinean forces have established a base where Sierra Leoneans are being harassed and intimidated by the Guinean forces with impunity.

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