ADF Rebels Raid DR Congo’s Ituri Province, Kill 2 Persons

Many people are missing after the ADF rebels attacked a community in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They burnt down 28 houses in the attack.

Suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel movement killed two persons. 

They burnt 28 houses when they attacked the community on the national highway number four, 50km from Komanda in Mambelenga village within the Walese Vonkutu chiefdom to the south of Irumu territory in Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to local sources, the attack took place on Wednesday, June 15. 

Christophe Munyanderu, Coordinator of the Convention for the Respect of Human Rights (CRHR) in Irumu, said the ADF rebels attacked the community at midnight. 

“We have just found two corpses of civilians killed with 28 houses burnt down. There are also individuals who have been reported missing from their homes,” Munyanderu said.

He disclosed that soldiers of the DR Congo national army, FARDC, are in hot pursuit of the rebels in the forests situated to the west of Otomaber-Bwanasura.

“Right now, all the villagers have deserted their homes as they fear for their lives. CRHR has called on the local population to be vigilant and report all suspicious movements to the security authorities.”

He added that the CRHR has called on the DR Congo armed forces to bombard the bastions of the terrorists located west of the national highway number four, as they did in Manzobe, 3 Antennes and Ofayi, which action led to the recapture of Tsalinga and Loya-Luna bases.

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