Mattru Jong

Mattru Jong commonly known as Mattru (sometimes spelled Matru) is a major fishing town on the mainland of Bonthe District in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. It is the capital of Bonthe District, located along the Jong River, 52 miles southwest of Bo. It is the seat of the Jong Chiefdom, and home of Paramount Chief Alie Badara Sheriff III. The town's estimated population in 2010 is 8,199. In 2004 the town had a population of 7,647. The main industries in Mattru Jong are fishing, rice-growing, cassava-farming, and palm oil production. The town is largely inhabited by the native Sherbro and Mende people. The town has several secondary schools, a major hospital and a police station, operated by the Sierra Leone Police Force.

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Mattru Jong - A Long Way Gone
... Beah and his brother were visiting Mattru Jong with a group of friends when he learned that his home village of Mogbwemo had been attacked by rebels ... Beah and his friends remained in Mattru Jong until the rebels arrived there about one month later ...
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier - Plot Summary - RUF Attack and Flight
... During their stay in Mattru Jong with Gibrilla, Khalilou, and Kaloko, the RUF attacks ... Ibrahim, and his parents are safe in another village with many others from Mattru Jong ... village, the boys meet a man named Gasemu whom Ishmael knew from Mattru Jong ...
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier - Main Character List
... Alhaji was part of the group of boys from Mattru Jong that Ishmael met in the wilderness ... Talloi is Junior's friend and follows them to Mattru Jong for the contest ... They escape the attack of Mattru Jong by RUF forces, but are later split apart by another attack in a different village ...

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