A Catholic priest who opposed the arrogance of the militia of the traditional late chief Kamuina Nsapu was first kidnapped and then released.
It took place on 31 January, in Kananga, capital
of Central Kasai, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
whose name was not revealed, works at the St. Alphonsus parish in
The priest opposed the militants who wanted to prevent the pupils to
attend classes at a school.
According to a witness, cited by Radio
Okapi, "the militants went from school to another, asking 'teachers to
free the children'. A Catholic priest of St. Alphonsus parish who tried
to make sure that the children remained in school, was arrested by
militiamen who then released him near the river Nganza".
blocked all business activities and schools in the city.
Since September, the militiamen of Kamuina Nsapu, killed by the police
in August, sow insecurity in the provinces of Kasai, attacking civilians
and clashing with security forces.
The clashes caused at least 140