Democratic Republic of Congo: 24 truck drivers released
Tanzanian and Kenyan drivers for Canadian mining firm released after being kidnapped by Mai-Mai militia
By Godfrey Olukya
ARU, Democratic Republic of Congo
Mai-Mai militiamen in
The truck drivers, including 21 Tanzanians and three Kenyans, were abducted on Tuesday when the militia attacked their convoy in the village of Lulimba in the South Kivu province. The trucks they were driving belong to contractors of a Canadian company called
The government of Tanzania said in a statement that the released drivers remain stranded in the vast country because their captors freed them on condition that they leave their cars, money, and other belongings behind.
Five employees of the same company, including a Frenchman, were kidnapped this March and released in May.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.