The capturing occurred within the village of Nyakova on the banks of Lake Albert in Congo’s japanese Ituri province.
“The soldier opened hearth on all these round him. A dozen individuals died,” Ituri military spokesman Jules Ngongo stated through phone.
Search groups are on the lookout for the soldier, a member of Congo’s navy, and an investigation into the incident has been opened, he stated.
Village chief Oscar Baraka Muguwa stated 13 individuals have been killed, together with 9 kids.
It was unclear what led the soldier to start capturing. In accordance with Muguwa, the soldier was involved his baby could be buried with out him there.