DRC- Britain’s foreign secretary says that two British tourists being held hostage in the Democratic republic of Congo have been released two days after being kidnapped.
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson didn’t give any more details in the statement released on Sunday, however he paid tribute to the authorities for their help, from the African country and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation “for their tireless help during this terrible case.”
Johnson said, “my thoughts are now with the family of Virunga Park ranger Rachel Makissa Baraka who was killed during the kidnapping, and with the injured driver”.
Both the tourists and their driver were abducted in Virunga National Park in DRC.
The area, Virunga is home to about one-quarter of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, and to protect them has proven to be dangerous.