Guinea Community Honors Edmonton Warehouse Stabbing Victim, Bah

Widow of the Loblaw warehouse employee, Thierno Bah, who was killed on Friday in a bloody attack in Edmonton, recently mentioned that she was grateful for the outpouring support she has received from the city’s Guinean community. She was addressing dozens of well-wishers who had gathered into a school gym at 131 Avenue and 127 Street on Sunday afternoon in order to commemorate the life of Bah and raise money to support his young family and possibly send his remains back to his home country of Guinea.

While speaking in French, Bah’s widow, Djenaba Haidara stated that she is thankful to the community for coming together to “show support of my family and kids.” Struggling to overcome the grief, she broke into tears before leaving the podium. Bah had been living in Guinea and France, where he studied Nanotechnology, before he moved to Montreal in 2009. Six months ago, he moved to Edmonton to work at Walmart and later started working at Loblaw warehouse to support his family while he searched for a job in his field. He has left behind his wife and four small children, all under the age of six years old.

A community member, Alpha Barry, alleged that everyone is raising money to help Bah’s wife and kids because “right now it’s very hard. We believe that with the support of the community, things will eventually be alright.” Barry added that “we are fighting to make sure we have the money and support raised for those kids.”

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