Son’s tragic death in the April 10 student massacre is described by father
64-year-old Abdoulie H Bojang, a Security Tasks Head dwelling at Talinding at the hour of April 10, 2000, understudy show which turned out deadly, guaranteeing fourteen (14) blameless lives, has related how his child was killed while he was away.
On April 10, 2023, it will have been 23 years since the incident that resulted in the deaths of at least 14 students who were fighting for their fellow students’ rights.
I was 400 kilometers away conducting a security inspection at The Standard Bank facilities in Basse. We saw tires that were on fire as we made our way back around Kafuta. When I turned on the radio, I heard that some students had been killed. My wife and the conservation came to a stop.
“We saw people standing around our house talking to each other and constantly looking at us when we arrived home between 7-8 p.m. Because I was lost, there was nothing I could do. I rode my motorcycle to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital to investigate the circumstances.
“When we got to the hospital, everyone was busy—doctors were yelling and hauling, and students and parents who had been hurt were crying. I was completely confused when I was told I couldn’t see my son that night, but I must comply. He elaborated, “I went home and told my wife and the family the news.”
Mr. Bojang continued, “I knew going home would not be good after being told to.” I went back to the hospital around 8:30 the next morning, where I met Dr. Ceesay, who took me to the emergency room.
My son was shot, and they tried everything to save him, but he died, according to what I was told. He stated, “I was severely confused, and I cried bitterly.”