Armed Violence

Armed Persons Attack Soldier In Central African Republic

The Central African Republic armed forces, FACA, soldier was dispossessed of his motorcycle but was left with his service rifle.

A soldier of the Central African Republic armed forces, FACA, was on Thursday night March 3, 2022, seriously wounded by unidentified armed persons in Bimbo, situated about 15  km from the capital Bangui.

According to local security sources, the soldier, whose identity was not given, was returning from work around 9 p.m. CAT when he was attacked around General Gambi road by the yet-to-be-identified armed persons.

“Gendarmes, who were alerted by the local population, arrived at the scene after the attackers had left. The assailants took away the soldier’s motorcycle but left his service gun on the scene,” a civil society activist revealed.

“The soldier was taken to the community hospital where he is currently receiving appropriate treatment and the gendarmes have vowed, as usual, to track down the perpetrators of the heinous act,” the source added. 

Very reliable sources among the local population in Bimbo say the attackers are colleagues of the wounded soldier.

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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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