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ADF Rebels Kill Farmers In Ituri, DR Congo

Civil society sources in DR Congo said the seven farmers were butchered in their farms by ADF rebels.

At least seven farmers were killed on their farm in a new attack attributed to Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

The attack on Sunday, Jan. 23, occurred in Mapendo-Mutuweyi village, located 30km to the west of Mayimoya in Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Civil society sources disclosed that the victims “were butchered on their farms with machetes” by the rebels.

According to Patrick Musubao, leader of the civil society in Mayimoya, the bodies of six victims have been removed from where they were killed and taken to the Oicha general hospital mortuary while the other corpse is yet to be identified and removed from the scene.

 


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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.

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