“They trained us as soldiers. I was in so many battles I don’t even remember the number.”
John’s brother was killed while with the LRA.
The rebels used to tell the children that if they ran away the Ugandan army would kill them, or they would be poisoned.
“One day we were resting after a fierce battle, it was raining and everyone was very tired. I started to think about home, about my friends… I just couldn’t take it any more, and I just got up and started to walk away.” .