Kinshasa, 04 March, 2021 / 5:52 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of Pax Christi International, a global Catholic peace movement, has called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to bring to justice the killers of Italian Ambassador in the country, Luca Attanasio.
The Ambassador alongside his Italian-born bodyguard, Vittorio Iacovacci, and Congolese driver, Mustafa Milambo were killed February 22 in an ambush on a United Nations convoy in the Eastern part of DRC.
“Pax Christi International and its members in the Great Lakes region strongly condemn this despicable act and call on the government of the DRC to bring the perpetrators of this murder to justice,” officials of the movement say in their Thursday, March 4 statement.
The officials also send their “deepest condolences” to the family of the late Ambassador, to the Italian government, to the family of the diplomat’s bodyguard, and to his Congolese driver.
In the statement obtained by ACI Africa, officials of the Brussels-based Catholic entity and its members in the Great Lakes region of Africa “join the appeal of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to promptly investigate this heinous targeting of this joint United Nations field mission.”