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Armed Gang Attacks Humanitarian Vehicle, Kills Four Persons In DR Congo

Four persons were reported killed on Wednesday, Dec. 1 when an unidentified armed gang attacked a vehicle belonging to a humanitarian worker in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Four persons were reported killed on Wednesday, Dec. 1 when an unidentified armed gang attacked a vehicle belonging to a humanitarian worker in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The assailants went away with the goods in the vehicle before setting it ablaze. 

According to Col. David Epanga, Commander of the regiment of the DR Congo national army, FACA, in Fizi territory, the vehicle and its occupants had just left the town of Baraka on their way to Biboko-Boko to deliver foodstuff to displaced victims of recent clashes between armed factions when it was ambushed at about 6 p.m.

Col. Epanga revealed that the driver of the vehicle, his assistant, and two passengers were those killed in the attack.

“The armed bandits used the petrol in the vehicle to burn it down and they carried away most of the flour that was onboard the vehicle,” the commander said. 

In a related development, the senior military officer revealed that on the same road on Wednesday evening, three motorcycle riders carrying various goods including jerry cans of petrol were attacked by another group of armed individuals.

“The three motorcycles were burnt down and one of the riders was killed by the criminals,” Col. Epanga said.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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