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Republic of Congo Seeks Arrest of Former Ninjas Militia Leader

  • Pastor Ntumi denies involvement in gun battle in Brazzaville
  • Amnesty says helicopters destroyed Ntumi's former house

The Republic of Congo has issued an arrest warrant for a former rebel leader known as Pastor Ntumi, who’s being held responsible for a gun battle in the capital, Brazzaville, that killed 17 people earlier this month.

Ntumi, whose real name is Frederic Bintsamou, is wanted for assassination and illegal possession of weapons, according to a copy of the warrant signed by the nation’s prosecutor, Andre Gakala. Bintsamou has denied involvement in the attack.