1-7 February 2016
Weekly Media Monitoring report for the Central African Republic
Posted on February 11, 2016
Compiled by Christina Murphy
- LRA attack near Bangassou, hostages takenLRA attack near Bangassou, hostages taken
1. LRA attack near Bangassou, hostages taken
“Attaque de la LRA près de Bangassou: des personnes prises en otage.” Radio Ndeke Luka, 4 February 2016. In French
- Members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) attacked the village of Mabo, about 45 kilometers outside of Bangassou.
- At least twenty people were taken hostage and were forced to carry food and supplies from the village.
- The attack halted all activity in the village and many residents fled into the surrounding forest.
- This is the most recent of a string of attacks on villages in CAR in recent weeks. In each instance, LRA soldiers have pillaged food and supplies and taken people hostage.