MSF calls for release of abducted colleagues

MSF staff abducted four years ago by ADF

The International Humanitarian, NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the release of three of its members , who were abducted four years ago in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo)

According to a statement, four of them were in North Kivu, on July 11 2013, to assess medical needs in Kamango, in the region, when they were abducted the same day four years ago during an attack on the village by the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

The ADF has been operating in Uganda and DR Congo since the late 1990’s.

In August 2014, one of four who had been taken hostage managed to escape during an operation by the Congolese army against the ADF.

However, there has not been any news of the whereabouts of Philippe Bundya Musongelwa, Richard Muhindo Matabishi and Romy Ya-Dunia Ntibanyendera.

The statement says that the ADF continues to fuel a climate of terror in the region between the Rwenzori Mountains and the forests of Virunga National Park.

Abductions are still common and hundreds of people, Congolese, Ugandans, Burundians and Tanzanians have disappeared in this regional conflict.

BBC/Rebecca/Sammie Idika