Church Elder Killed Alongside Five Aid Workers in Central African Republic
ICC Note: A church elder was among six aid workers killed in a recent ambush in the Central African Republic. The six were traveling to a northern town to do work when their vehicle was attacked by unknown assailants. Several were killed by gunshot and the others by machete. Violence in CAR has led to the deaths of many Christians in recent years.
03/12/2018 CAR (World Watch Monitor) – A church elder who worked for UNICEF was one of six people killed during a recent ambush by armed men in northern Central African Republic.
Gabriel Ole, 66, was an elder at a Baptist church (Eglise Baptiste Doumbia) in Bangui, the capital.
He was among of a group of six workers – including two officials from the Ministry of Education, and three members of a local group (Bangui Sans Frontieres) that works with UNICEF – travelling to the north-western town of Markounda, near the Chad border, on 25 February, when their car was ambushed.
Some of the victims were shot dead; others had their throats slit. Their car was also torched, local sources told World Watch Monitor.
Ole is survived by a wife and seven children.
For interviews with Nathan Johnson, ICC’s Regional Manager, please contact Olivia Miller, Communications Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org