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3,000 escape DR Congo prison

3,000 escape DR Congo prison

More than 3,000 prisoners are be­lieved to have escaped the main prison in Democratic Republic of Congo, security sources have told the BBC.
The authorities say only around 50 pris­oners got away when armed men attacked the prison on Wednesday.
The security sources also said dozens of people were killed during the attack on Makala prison.
Ne Muanda Nsemi, leader of the po­litical-religious sect Bundu Dia Kongo, is among those who escaped.
A police spokesperson told a local ra­dio station, Radio Okapi, that the prison­ers were dangerous, and called for anyone who saw them to tell the authorities.
The authorities accuse supporters of Mr Nsemi’s supporters of being behind the at­tack.
Mr. Nsemi is a self-styled prophet seek­ing to revive the ancient Kongo kingdom.
Bundu Dia Kongo is campaigning to re­store a monarchy in parts of DR Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Angola and Gabon.
Mr. Nsemi was an MP when he was ar­rested in Kinshasa after police accused him of inciting violence.

 

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