Loum: bike rider stabbed to death in attempted robbery

By Charity Nginyu

On the evening of Sunday, March 31, 2024, tragedy struck the community of Loum Chantier as a young motorcycle rider fell victim to a brutal stabbing during an attempted robbery.

Eyewitness Miranda Luciol, still recovering from the horrific scene, expressed her disbelief, saying, ‘My God! I saw the body in the hospital; it was really unbearable. Courage to the family.’

According to residents, the assailants targeted the young man in an attempt to rob him of his bike. Despite their efforts, they were unable to make away with the motorcycle.

‘We were able to recover the motorbike. It is currently parked at their house. The tire was exhausted so the thieves were unable to take it away,’ explained Josiane Lowe, a resident of Loum.

Lynaress, a resident of Loum voiced his concerns, lamenting the recent surge in assaults on motorcycles in the area. ‘I was there yesterday and I saw with my own eyes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. that we patrolled. In just three days, how many assaults on motorcycles? Le
t the authorities do something because we are in danger,’ urged New.

The plea highlights the urgent need for action to address the underlying issues contributing to the rise in criminal activity in the town of Loum.

Source: Cameroon News Agency