Assault his home village with guns.
Tremendous experience by sixteen-years boy, Komakech (provisional name)
Komakech(provisional), living in Gulu prefecture, Uganda, was sixteen years old.
It was the beginning of a tragedy that he was walking through his neighbor village.
“I was picking my mother up to my neighbor village.
On the way, I was surrounded by soldiers with guns and taken to a rebel group.”
Uganda had been under the internal conflict since the latter of 1980. The Armed group, called ‟LRA”, abducted children who were around 10 years old and brainwashed them with violence. They forced these children to fight with guns in the front line of battlefields.
Komakech was taken to the village in which he was born and grown up after days later since being abducted. He was forced to join a campaign to assault the village.
Adult soldiers took Komakech to the village, and then they commanded him as standing in front of his mother.
‟Kill her!”. Whilst they were shouting it, they pressed the edge of guns on her.
‟I was pretty scared.
I, of course, insisted ‟I could not do that.”
After, they made me have a sword and said
‟Then, chop her either arm, or we kill both of you and her.”
I loved my mother.
I could not help shaking my hands and think about anything”
Even if whatever happened to me and my mother, I wanted me and her to be alive... Komakech swung downward the sword to his mother's arm in many times.