LRA sneaks into Congo, abducts civilians


Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has so far abducted 296 people in Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this year alone.

According to a report released by a non-governmental organisation monitoring activities of the rebel group, the 296 abductions were the biggest in a single quarter since the third quarter of 2010.

According to Invisible Children, rebels abducted 252 people in CAR including 57 children, 36 of whom remain in captivity or are unaccounted for.

LRA then crossed to Congo and abducted 43 people.

Out of the 296 people abducted, 200 escaped or were released within days of being abducted.

Radio Okapi reports increased activism of LRA rebels in Dungu territory of Congo where they kill people and steal property.

Witnesses report that six people including two women from Dungu to Sambia aboard four motorcycles were ambushed by suspected LRA rebels on Thursday, April 21.

The assailants robbed them of their possessions, including clothes, telephones and food before bringing them into the forest.

The victims were released a few hours later.

The day before the attack, six people bound for Dungu were intercepted by the same rebels Nangume near Sambia.

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