Kinshasa, December 8, 2010 – (DIA) – The morning of Sunday, December 5, the lifeless body of a young Jesuit religious was found at the entrance to the sandy road Kimwenza Bel Air, a town located in the province of Bas- Congo (Kinshasa on the border). The body has been targeted three times: at the foot, belly and chest. The circumstances of this murder are still unclear. According to preliminary information, this religious Togolese nationality, together with his other colleagues were returning home on the night of Saturday, Dec. 4, when they were attacked.
An investigation was initiated to discover the perpetrators and punish them according to law and rules of the Republic. The cleric assassinated was named Nicolas. He had arrived this year in the DRC to pursue his studies in Philosophy at Canisius Kimwenza. His assassination shocked the people of Kimwenza, including his brothers of the Society of Jesus and members of many religious communities Kimwenza.