Armed ViolenceNews

6 Killed, Houses, Vehicles Razed In New ADF Rebel Attack On Komanda, DR Congo

This is the second attack on Komanda in two weeks. The first attack resulted in the deaths of at least four persons and 30 houses razed.

Six persons have been reported killed while several houses and vehicles razed in an attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) last night (Oct. 1 to 2) on Komanda, in Irumu territory of Ituri province in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The attack lasted several hours during which  several persons were injured and others reported missing.

“There are six persons dead among whom are two women and four men. Six houses and six vehicles were also burnt,” Daniel Herabo, president of the Komanda civil society revealed.

“The rebels carried away several persons into the bushes. The attack started at 7 p.m. (CAT) last night and lasted till early today Saturday October 2, 2021.” 

This is the second attack on Komanda in two weeks. The first attack resulted in the deaths of at least four persons and 30 houses razed.

Since then, the ADF has stepped up their attacks on the neighbouring villages to Komanda notably Makayanga. Several Komanda inhabitants have fled into the bushes and neighbouring communities.

“The whole area is in total panic and the few people remaining here who constitute just about 10 per cent of the original population may also completely abandon Komanda,” Herabo declared.

Support Our Journalism

There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.

Donate Here

Of course, we want our exclusive stories to reach as many people as possible and would appreciate it if you republish them. We only ask that you properly attribute to HumAngle, generally including the author's name, a link to the publication and a line of acknowledgement. Contact us for enquiries or requests.

Contact Us

Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Translate »