TRAGIC NEWS. Yesterday, April 9, five wildlife rangers and a driver were ambushed and killed in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The suspected members of an armed militia are believed to belong to the Mai-Mai militia.
The five wildlife rangers assigned to protect Mountain Gorillas killed are: Jean de Dieu Byamungu, 25; Barthelemie Kakule Mulewa, 28; Théodore Kasereka Prince, 25; Liévin Mumbere Kasumba, 28, and Kananwa Sibomana, 22; and park staff driver Ila Muranda, 30.
The latest ambush was the deadliest yet in a long list of attacks that have claimed the lives of 175 park rangers to date.
Christopher J. Gervais, FRGS
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