DRUNK SOLDIER KILLS 12 PERSONS, INJURES 9 OTHERS
A soldier has shot dead at least twelve citizens and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on the night of Thursday, July 30.
The Governor of South Kivu province, Theo Kasi, confirmed the incident in a statement, on Friday, July 31.
One of the victims was reported to have been a two-year-old girl.
Kasi said security services are on the trail of the soldier in the city of Sange, which is 24 km away from Burundian border where the attack happened.
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Captain Dieudonne Kasereka, the army's spokesman in Uvira, said "the toll to our knowledge is 13 dead," and the gunman was on the run and still armed.
Angry residents of the region have staged a protest against the Congolese army, blocking many roads.
"An army delegation and a UN team is in the area to calm the population, which is demonstrating against the army," he said.
President Felix Tshisekedi described the attack as a heinous crime, and condoled with families of the victims.
In a recent news, Eons Intelligence, on Thursday reported that a Nigerian soldier killed a lieutenant on Wednesday, July 29.
However, the Army attributed the attack to mental health issues, saying the officer was suffering from depression.
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