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Confirmed: Idrissa Ahmid Kamara AKA ‘Leather Boot’ Fatally Shot

By: Christian Conteh

Claim: Idrissa Ahmid Kamara, known as ‘Leather Boot’ and a former Head of the Sierra Leone Police Close Protection Unit serving ex-President Koroma, has been gunned down.

Verdict: TRUE, the pictures and video on social media have been confirmed

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Videos and photos circulating on social media indicate the tragic shooting of Idrissa Ahmid Kamara, widely recognized as ‘Leather Boot,’ who previously led the close protection unit for ex-President Koroma. Investigations confirm the authenticity of this claim.


Through investigation including video and picture verification, it has been established that Idrissa Ahmid Kamara, bearing the Alias ‘Leather Boot’ and formerly in charge of the Sierra Leone Police Close Protection Unit, was indeed fatally shot.


After forensically verifying the video and photo on social media we can confirm that Idrissa Ahmid Kamara, known as ‘Leather has been gunned down.

Note:  This fact-checked story is a product of the SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom on Combating Disinformation in Sierra Leone’s 2023 electoral cycle. The project is supported by Global Affairs Canada to enable citizens to have access to credible and accurate information in Sierra Leone.

We will continue to update you on the incident and more

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