EUGÈNE BARRET NGAÏKOSSET

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EUGÈNE BARRET NGAÏKOSSET
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
17 December 2015
Reason for listing: 

EUGÈNE BARRET NGAÏKOSSET was listed on 17 December 2015 pursuant to paragraphs 11 and 12 (b) and (f) of resolution 2196 (2015) as “engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the peace, stability or security of the CAR;” “involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that violate international human rights law or international humanitarian law, as applicable, or that constitute human rights abuses or violations, in the CAR, including acts involving sexual violence, targeting of civilians, ethnic- or religious-based attacks, attacks on schools and hospitals, and abduction and forced displacement;” and “involved in planning, directing, sponsoring, or conducting attacks against UN missions or international security presences, including MINUSCA, the European Union Missions and French operations which support them.”

Additional information: 

Ngaïkosset is one of the main perpetrators of the violence which erupted in Bangui in late September 2015.  Ngaïkosset and other anti-Balaka worked together with marginalized members of ex-Séléka in an effort to destabilize the CAR Transitional Government.

On the night of 27-28 September 2015, Ngaïkosset and others made an unsuccessful attempt to storm the “Izamo” gendarmerie camp in order to steal weapons and ammunition.  On 28 September, the group surrounded the offices of CAR national radio.

On 1 October 2015, a meeting took place in the PK5 neighborhood between Ngaïkosset and Haroun Gaye, a leader of the Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (FPRC), with the aim of planning a joint attack on Bangui on Saturday, 3 October.

On 8 October, 2015, the CAR Justice Minister announced plans to investigate Ngaïkosset and other individuals for their roles in the September 2015 violence in Bangui. Ngaikosset and the others were named as being involved in “egregious behavior constituting a breach of the internal security of the state, conspiracy, incitement to civil war, civil disobedience, hatred and complicity.”  CAR legal authorities were instructed to open an investigation to search for and arrest the perpetrators and accomplices.

On 11 October 2015, Ngaïkosset is believed to have asked anti-Balaka militia under his command to carry out kidnappings, with a particular focus on French nationals, but also CAR political figures and UN officials, with the aim of forcing the departure of the transitional President, Catherine Samba-Panza.