At least 12 people, including several minors, died this Saturday when a soldier from the Army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) opened fire on those attending the burial of his sonin some events still without explanation, as confirmed today to EFE by military sources.
“The incident occurred yesterday when one of our members of the Navy (maritime component) fired point-blank into the crowd during the burial of his son in (the town) of Tchomia,” the spokesman for the DRC Armed Forces (FARDC), Lieutenant Jules Ngongo.
The affected village is located in the territory of Djuguin the province of Ituri, in the northeast of the country. is a fugitive.
Although the reasons that led the soldier to perpetrate these actions are not known with certainty, the spokesman indicated that the soldier would apparently be upset because his wife had used all his savings to pay for the ceremony without asking permission.”
We’ve deployed teams to find him. We think that he should be arrested and answer for his actions, because it is an act of indiscipline,” he added.