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Tom Nyuma

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Tom Nyuma (born in Kailahun, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone) is a retired Sierra Leonean military commander and currently the chairman of Kailahun District council from the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP). He was elected as chairman of Kailahun District council on July 6, 2008 with 87% of the vote. Nyuma remains very popular in the Southern and Eastern regions of the country. He was at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces before he retired. Nyuma was one of the young officers in the Sierra Leonean army that mastered and plan to ousted the currupted Joseph Saidu Momoh lead All People's Congress (APC) government on April 29, 1992, and they established the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC). During the NPRC administration Nyuma was the commander of the Eastern Province. He is a member of the Kissi ethnic group and an alum of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio U.S.A. He was deported from the United States in 2007.  ( Wikipedia article )

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