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7 Humanitarian Workers Abducted In Batangafo, Central Africa Republic

Humanitarian workers of the international non-governmental organisation, Doctors of the World, have been abducted in CAR.

The Central African Republic capital, Bangui, this morning revealed that at least seven humanitarian workers of the international non-governmental organisation, Doctors of the World, working in the Central African Republic  have been  abducted by a yet-to-be identified armed gang.

They were abducted on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Ngatoua. Ngatoua is situated on the Bouca-Batangafo highway.

Latest information says five of the seven abducted persons were released on the same day at 9 p.m. CAT while the two others are still being held by their kidnappers.

“The abductors also made away with one vehicle in which the humanitarian workers were travelling before they were kidnapped,” a source revealed.

The north and northwest of the CAR are regular targets of insecurity due to the presence of armed men in the area.

Last year in Ouham-Fafa, six agents of a DR Congo humanitarian non-governmental organisation were kidnapped by armed bandits.

Doctors of the World which workers were kidnapped is yet to issue a statement on the incident.

This new kidnapping amplifies the disquiet of the civilian population which is daily terrorised by the presence of unidentified armed men in their midst.

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