Incident Summary:

07/19/2015: Assailants kidnapped two local officials along the Bouar-Garoua-Mboulai highway, near Baboua, Nana-Mambere, Central African Republic. The two hostages were released on July 23, 2016. This was one of two related abductions in the area on this day. The Group of the Fatima Church Attack claimed responsibility for the attack and demanded a ransom in exchange for the victims. Additionally, sources attributed the incident to the Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDCP), who denied involvement.

GTD ID:
201507190001

When:
2015-07-19

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nana-Mambere

City:
Near Baboua

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Bouar-Garoua-Mboulai highway, near Baboua

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Baboua
Specific Description Mayor
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Baboua
Specific Description Subprefect
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 370
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded Unknown
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes The assailants demanded an unspecified ransom for the release of hostage victims.
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC) (suspected) No
Group of the Fatima Church Attack Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Former Hostages of Bangui-Garoua-Boulai Road Urge Government To Secure Travelers," RJDH Online, July 24, 2015.
"CAR Government Takes Measures To Negotiate With Kidnappers of Local Authorities," RJDH Online, July 21, 2015.
"Report Says New Armed Group Causes 'Havoc' in Western CAR," Centrafrique-presse Online, July 24, 2015.