Let’s take things in turn and analyze once again what happened at midnight on April 10, 1994. The first soldier to face the commandos was Gramoz Meleqi who was on duty on the outer perimeter. He has called on strangers to stop. They started shooting him with fists and hard objects until they left him unconscious. The soldier failed to use the service weapon as there was no ammunition.
On the outer perimeter also served guard 20-year-old Arsen Gjini, who was executed by the armed group. He was shot in the back. In the testimony of the soldier Gramoz Shahini it is said that he saw as one of the commandos had caught Arsen wounded in the neck by dragging him. Finally, he knocked her to the ground as they approached the barracks. Gjini had passed away after a few moments.
“He caught another armed, masked person who brought the soldier Arsen Gjini to the hut and released him and threw him to the ground. “Later he fixed that Arseni had been shot in the back and did not speak at all,” the testimony was quoted in the investigative file.
The perpetrators of the attack were dressed in military camouflage according to the evidence and were holding shotgun-type hunting weapons in their hands. The cartridges found at the scene matched the description of the type of weapon the witnesses made. No cartridges of the Albanian unit were found there. So no one had fired on the aggressors.
From the group was distinguished a person who spoke Albanian quite clearly, similar to the accent spoken in the minority areas in the South. On both floors of the building were about 130 soldiers, mostly young recruits. They were caught by surprise and had no weapons at the time of the attack.
The managing officer of the Post, Fatmir Shehu, and all the soldiers all gathered on the first floor under the threat of gunfire. The investigative file reveals the evidence that highlights the resistance made by Commander Shehu, who had asked the aggressors not to deal with the soldiers but to confront the officers.
Officer Fatmir Shehu debated with the armed person, saying: “You have nothing to do with the soldiers, deal with us officers”. At the moment, the armed person shot with a weapon in the direction of Fatmir, who fell on the stairs “, the investigative file is quoted
Officer Fatmir Shehu was injured, but unfortunately lost his life a few minutes later. In the testimony given at that time, Fiqiri Shehu, the brother of the martyr raises suspicions that Fatmir was not given help.
“Three days before the event in Peshkëpi, according to Fiqiri, in the village bar, a quarrel took place between a postal soldier and a person from this village. Fatmir intervened to separate them but was shot with a palm by Qemali. “Also, when he went to his house for consolation, Qemal Stroka said that on the night of the event, one of the members of the terror group told Sihat Selfos not to give first aid to Fatmir.”
The investigative file states that this information is in the process of verification and it is not known if there is anything more that could link the former soldiers of the ward in cooperation with the aggressors.
“Considering that 4 years had passed since the dictatorship, the authorities are known to have functioned in the dictatorship, we had great doubts why the discipline went so low that a department was destroyed in such a few minutes,” said Eugen Beci, former prosecutor file
After opening fire on Fatmir Shehu, the aggressors fired several times in a distracted manner, mainly in the air, to terrorize the soldiers. These are the moments when the soldier Ardian Velmishi is also injured. He tries to escape by jumping out of the window, but one of the commandos shoots at him. The whole scene was accompanied by repeated calls from extremists that what was happening was for Northern Epirus and that nothing would be forgotten.