Ndogboyosoi War

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The Ndogboyosoi (or bush devil) war was an episode of political violence that occurred in 1982 between All People's Congress (APC) and Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) supporters. The violence was centered in Pujehun District, especially the Soro-Gbema chiefdom. It was triggered by the ruling APC party’s electoral manipulation and the intervention of a special squad of customs police against supporters of the SLPP candidate.

There was no process of reconciliation following this violent episode. The children of those killed in the fighting, or who died in detention, were among the first to join the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) when they attacked eastern and southern Sierra Leone from Liberia nine years later.

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