Former fighter reconciles with community members

Former rebel fighter in Sierra Leone’s civil war Bockarie Marah has asked his people of Sengbeh chiefdom,Koinadugu district to forgive him in the interest of peace and national cohesion.He was testifying during burn fire ceremony in Gbenikoro village very recently.

Marah(right) joins hands with one of his family members

He said he was absent during traditional reconciliation ceremonies several years ago but happy to witness such event as he was given the opportunity to request for forgiveness and reconcile once again with community members. He went on to state that even when nobody has attack him he is still unhappy as most of his former friends including relatives had no business with him. He was very grateful to Fambul Tok  for the safe space created for him to reconcile with his people since he was absent during the time of community reconciliation