ADF Rebels Kill Women, Others In Beu-Manyama, DR Congo

Attacks by ADF rebels in North Kivu territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo have recently been on the rise.

Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels killed at least five persons, including three women, on Wednesday, June 1, in Beu-Manyama village, near Mamove in Beni territory of North Kivu of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The attack was the second by the ADF rebels in a week on Beu-Manyama.

According to Kinos Katuho, leader of the Mamove civil society, the attack, which took place at 9 p.m., also seriously wounded one person, and machetes killed all the victims in their houses. At the same time, the rebels burnt two of them to ashes.

“Since 2019, there has been no military operation here, and we begin to wonder who will protect us before military returns,” Katuho said.

There has been a marked rise in violence within Beni territory in the last couple of weeks. 

The village came under attack on Saturday, May 28, 2022, when the rebels killed 37 civilians and abducted 16.

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