Today eight years ago, 22 defenceless citizens were gun-down by the guards of the RUF leader, Corporal Foday Sankoh, during a mass rally organised by the Civil Society to ask the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) to give peace a chance.
The Civil Society Movement of Sierra Leone has expressed deepest concerns for these victims who are in the grave because they have been forgotten and that very little has been done to reward these fallen heroes and heroines.
They also expressed disappointment over the negligence on the side of government, and other peace building partners for not establishing a trust fund to support the dependants of these victims.
The Civil Society, through a release, stated that government and peace building partners must always remember the victims for sacrificing their lives for the “peace we are enjoying [today]”, adding that the grave sites of these martyrs of democracy remained unmarked and unknown.
They also appealed to the government and its partners to establish a trust fund to address the welfare of their dependants.