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Russian Mercenaries Attack Civilians In 2 Central African Republic Villages 

The Russian mercenaries of the Wagner group allegedly killed at least 32 people in two separate attacks on Central African Republic villages.

At least 32 civilians were killed in two separate attacks by Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic localities of Gordile and Tiringouli situated in the Vakaga zone.

The killings were recorded on Friday, March 11. 

Gordile is the village of birth of two Central African Republic ministers: Minister of Justice, Arnaud Djoubaye Abazane, and the Minister of Works, Guismala Amza.

“Last Friday, heavily-armed mercenaries of the Wagner Security Group on board military vehicles left Ndele town on their way to Birao. On arriving at Gonda village, they encountered rebels of the Noureddine Adam faction of the Patriotic Rally for the Renewal of the Central African Republic popularly known by the French abbreviation FPRC,” a civil society activist who did not want to be named told HumAngle.

The source said the rebels retreated after nearly two hours of clashes, leaving  the village under the control of the Wagner Security Group paramilitary.

“Two hours after taking control of Gonda village, the Russian mercenaries moved on to Gordile town, situated only a few kilometres from Gonda. On arriving at the town, they encircled it and started house-to-house searches plunging the town into panic and forcing the inhabitants to systematically start abandoning their houses,” he said.

“As the inhabitants in panic started abandoning their homes, the Russian mercenaries opened fire on everything that moved. The final count saw 20 civilians killed and over 100 others wounded.”

He added that in Tiringouli, still in Vakaga, the Russian mercenaries executed 12 persons among whom was former FPRC ‘general’ Baba Amibe who was killed alongside his wife and three children. 

The former FPRC ‘general’ was reported to be among the former rebels who had laid down their arms and joined the disarmament process.

The killings in Gordile and Tiringouli came after similar mass killings in Aigbado, Yanga, Yangoudroudja, Mouka, Ouadda, and Markounda.

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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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