Rebels from the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) have kidnapped at least ten, but possibly up to 40 people from Kunu village in the north-eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), the AFP news agency is reporting.
The news agency quotes local official Dungu Christophe Ikando as saying the rebels identified as LRA:
“We condemn the kidnapping of 10 people from the village of Kunu by gunmen identified as LRA rebels.”
The UN’s radio station says that at least 40 people had been taken including two members of the electoral commission.
Etienne Akangiabe, an executive secretary with the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), confirmed the news:
“Two of our agents who were on their way back from a voter registration centre were ambushed by armed men.”
He said one of team members had manged to escape.