The body of a local transporter was discovered Saturday, July 24, 2021 in the military camp of Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Security Group in Bambari, chief town of the Ouaka prefecture of the Central African Republic.
The 30-year-old man whose only name was given as Ahidjo was reportedly arrested on Friday, July 23, by the Russian mercenaries accompanied by soldiers of the national army in the locality of Goya, situated 45 kilometres from Ngakobo on the Kouango highway.
The Russian mercenaries and FACA soldiers accused Ahidjo of being the main supplier of goods and services to the Unite pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC) rebels of Ali Darassa.
Parents of Ahidjo have rejected the accusations against their son insisting that he was just an ordinary transporter, and a victim of human cruelty.
“After arresting Mr. Ahidjo he was transferred from Goya to Ngaboko and from Ngaboko to Bambari where he was tortured to death by the Wagner security operatives assisted by FACA soldiers. Two days after his arrest, the Russian mercenaries called his family to come and collect his corpse from their camp in Bambari,” a family source told HumAngle.
“The six-wheel vehicle of the deceased has not been found and it is believed the Russians have taken it to one of their bases around the country.”
The late Ahidjo had procured the bus some six years ago, and was plying between Bambari and Ngaboko as well as the Ngaboko-Kouango trajectory.
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