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DRC: North-Kivu local parliament member Elie Nzahani escape an assassination attempt in Rutshuru

GOMA (DRC), 4 August (Newsnetwork)—The visit of Elie Nzahani to his electoral district of Binza took a worrying turn on Sunday 4th August when unidentified gunmen fired bullets at his car. The deputy escaped unscathed but one member of his security team sustained serious injuries.

Investigators said that the incident occurred around when many people approached the car and started to shoot.

« It’s not clear yet whether the local parliament member  of north Kivu Elie was the official target during this attack or if this was an attempt of gunman to conduct pillage on the travelers », an official source said.

« We are still trying to find out the identity of people who committed this act and all means have been activated », added the same source.

Speaking on behalf of all North Kivu MPs, the deputy ADELE BAZIZANE urges investigators to set up an investigative team to track down and stop the attackers.

Elie Nzahani did not comment on who might want to kill him.

Christina M.


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