Slaughter of 26 Christian villagers
Reports from the Central African Republic reveal that 26 villagers have been killed in Ndomete, a village near Kaga-Bandoro, about 350 km from the capital Bangui.
Albert Mokpeme, a spokesman for the government confirmed the incident which is described as the worst in recent months. The Muslim Seleka rebels were said to have gone door-to-door killing their suspected Christian anti-Balaka militia victims, “The village chief was among the victims,” said Albert Mokpeme, the presidential spokesman.
According to Reuters, the UN peace keeping force there issued a statement simply saying, “MINUSCA regrets the loss of human life and the wounded that were recorded and also denounces attacks against the humanitarian community and United Nations personnel,”
The Muslim rebels Seleka, had overthrown President François Bozizé in 2013, sparking off an anti-Islam war by a band of mostly Christian militias, called the anti-balaka, “setting off a cycle of retaliatory killings that continues today.”Mosques and Churches had been destroyed and thousands of people killed in the conflict that is fuelled by the scramble for gold and diamonds but coups and crises have made the country among the poorest in the world.