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ADF Rebels Release 13 Hostages In DR Congo

More villages are becoming inhabited across DR CONGO as ADF abductions and murders increase.

The Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo has released 13 hostages it captured during last weekend’s attack on Boga.

The released hostages arrived in Boga on Monday, June 22, 2021, according to local sources.

“According to the released hostages, there are still several persons being held by the ADF rebels in the bushes,” the Prefect of the Boga institute revealed.

During the attack between Saturday night and Sunday morning, several persons were reported missing while several others were killed.

“On their return, they met about 30 decomposing corpses in the town. The corpses were not buried because of the inaccessibility of the zone,” the prefect said.

Since the Allied Democratic Forces combatants began their campaign of repeated attacks in the chiefdoms of Bahema Boga, Tchabi, and Behema Mitego, all the villages are now uninhabited.

All the inhabitants have since fled to more secure zones or into the bushes and only soldiers now inhabit most of the villages in the said chiefdoms.

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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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