ADF Rebels Kill 7 Persons In Samboko-Tchanitchani

The rebels killed the victims in their houses and are believed to have abducted 16 others during the attack on Samboko-Tchanitchani in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels have killed at least seven in the village of Samboko-Tchanitchani, situated 16 kilometres to the west of the locality of Mayimoya, Beni territory of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo

HumAngle understands that 16 persons have also been reported missing after the attack on Friday, June 24. 

According to local civil society sources, the attack started at 8 a.m., and the assailants executed most of their victims in their houses.

Patrick Musubao, leader of the civil society in the zone, revealed that the rebels came in from Pongopongo village and occupied the Tchanitchani market for several hours before beginning to kill civilians and looting their properties.

“They even looted pharmaceutical shops and several commercial outfits,” Musubao said.

Not far away from Tchanitchani, the rebels laid ambush on the neighbouring village of Tungudu on the Oicha-Eringeti highway.

They wasted several personal belongings of the villagers, administrative sources in the village revealed.

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