ADF Rebels Kill Infant, Others In  DR Congo’s Oicha Town

ADF rebels are maintaining a stronghold in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo while the M23 movement is wreaking havoc in the eastern part of the country.

Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killed four persons, including a baby, on Tuesday, June 21, during an attack on the Mabasele quarter of Oicha, the chief town of Beni territory in North Kivu of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Five other persons have since been reported missing after the attack. The rebels razed three houses, according to a provisional report by Nicolas Kikuku, the delegate of the governor in Oicha.

According to administrative sources, the attack started at 11 p.m. local time, and the assailants executed the victims in their houses, including a police officer.

Two corpses are currently in the Oicha general hospital mortuary, while the other corpses remain at the scene of the attack. 

The attack on Tuesday by ADF combatants is the latest on Oicha since the beginning of June.

These attacks occur while several units of the DR Congo national army FARDC have been transferred to Rutshuru territory to fight against the March 23 (M23) rebels currently occupying the locality of Bunagana.

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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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