One of the riders who escaped by struck of luck has revealed they had been intercepted as they left Bamenda to bury two of their colleagues from Oku, executed by soldiers on the night of April 22, 2
They were taken in by members of the dreaded Rapid Intervention Battalion, BIR.
“It was a frightening scene. They were just hitting them with guns and other objects,” Rene, the lucky bike rider explained.
“… Nothing the riders said,” he added, “meant anything to them.” To him, it is a violation of their right to give their colleagues a decent burial: “It is our tradition to bury our loved ones irrespective of who is responsible for their deaths. This is clear prove that we are all seen as Amba fighters. Let’s see where it takes us to” he said.
Sources revealed that one of the commercial bikers who had an accident some time ago and sustained a wound on the leg, was also taken in.
The wound he sustained, it is said, is now being claimed to have been a result of an attack on them (separatist fighters) by government soldiers.
Some of the riders intercepted are said to be held at Legion up station in Bamenda while others have been taken to the BIR camp in Bafut.
Mimi Mefo Info