Chinese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: 5 Chinese citizens kidnapped

According to China Embassy in Congo : In the early morning of the 21st local time, a mining company camp in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, was attacked by unidentified armed elements. After verification with the enterprises involved, 5 Chinese citizens were kidnapped. At present, the security situation in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu, has been extremely complex and serious, with many vicious cases involving armed looting and abductions involving our citizens.

The Chinese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo once again solemnly reminds Chinese citizens that the above three provinces are high-risk areas for security, please do not go for the time being. Chinese citizens who are already there should evacuate as soon as possible. If the person insists on going or staying, it may be difficult to obtain effective assistance after an accident, and the expenses incurred in providing consular protection and assistance will be borne by the individual.

Chinese citizens and Chinese-funded institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are requested to pay close attention to the local situation, strengthen security precautions and emergency preparedness, earnestly strengthen internal management, and avoid unnecessary outing. In case of emergency, please call the police in time and contact the embassy.