UN officials say the Italian ambassador to the Congo, who was killed on his way to visit a school feeding program, was ambushed on a road declared safe to travel.
United Nations officials confirmed today, Monday, that the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo “Luca Atanasio”, who was killed on his way to visit a school feeding program, was ambushed on a road that was declared “safe to travel”.
The World Food Program said, “The attackers killed two others along with the ambassador, they were an Italian security guard and a local driver of the World Food Program, and several others were wounded.”
“The dead were traveling from Goma to visit a school feeding program for the World Food Program in Rutshuru,” said Stephane Dujarric, the main spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. “There are a number of rebel groups operating in the area, so I don’t want to point out.” To point fingers in one direction or another. “
Dujarric also revealed, “The peacekeepers in the United Nations mission known as Monusco have been fully mobilized, and will work with their Congolese counterpart in the investigation,” explaining that he “has few details about the attack.”
“The accident occurred 25 kilometers from Goma, on a World Food Program convoy consisting of two vehicles, on a road that was identified as safe to cross without escort,” said Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of UN peacekeeping operations.
“These decisions are usually made by our colleagues in charge of security in the country,” he added, noting that “the victims were transferred to the Monosco Mission Hospital in Goma, where we have a level three hospital there, which is a very important facility that has the capacity to provide treatment.” More sophisticated healthy. “
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