Philemon Gira, reporter cameraman at Congolese National Radio Television in Goma , was seriously injured by three bandits who shot bullet on his legs nearby his residence in Goma at the evening, in October 25th. Bandits took his bag containing camera and recording tapes before running away. The journalist was rescued by passers-by who took him to the hospital.
According to information we received by the doctor, the left leg of Philemon Gira was cut on monday, november 3, 2014, by his doctors at Cbca Bethsaida-Ndosho hospital where he is still admitted. The doctors told his family that this was the ultimate solution to save the life of the journalist.
Journalist in Danger (JED) expressed great compassion for Philemon Gira, a journalist at Congolese National Radio Television , provincial chain of Goma, capital of North – Kivu province (eastern DRC) which has a amputated leg after being attacked by gun men.
Anselme Nguru Wasingya and his friend , we were also arrested by soldiers in Beni, last september, where more than 100 people have been slaughtered by Ugandan rebels Adf at Oicha town, Eringeti village, at Ngadi, Beni city last october. We were accused to have bear and being spies.
Last Monday, I was also arrested by students who where demonstrated against the massacre in Beni. My camera was seized which I got thanks to Freepressunlimited based in Amsterdam last april and given back after.
JED urges Congolese authorities and all people of good will who can bring their moral and material to support professional media who is unable to perform his work and take care of Gira’s family. Actors who attempted to kill Gira were not yet arrested. Investigations are being cared out.
By Anselme Nguru Wasingya