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Bishop Nestor Dèsire Nongo Aziagbia of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic released by Seleka Rebels

The Community of Santo Egidio in Rome issued a communique on Thursday saying the Bishop of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic, the Rt. Rev. Nestor Dèsire Nongo Aziagbia, together with two priests had been released. The three were abducted on Wednesday by gunmen belonging to former Seleka rebels at a check point and taken to a military base where they were questioned by the rebel leaders. MISNA news agency also reported the release quoting the archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonné Nzapalainga, who said the bishop and the two priests had been abandoned by the gunmen near a town called Batangafo, at the border with Chad. Catholic Church leaders in the country had information regarding here the bishop had been detained and since Wednesday Archbishop Nzapalainga has been negotiating with the Seleka leaders for his release. The Central Africa Republic is currently experiencing a state of lawless with two armed groups, the seleka and anti-Baraka militias, taking an upper hand. The Anti-Barak militias have killed many Moslems in revenge attacks and displaced thousands of others to flee their homes either for other places within the country or to neighbouring countries such as Chad, Cameroon, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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