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CODECO Rebels Kill 3, Rustle 387 Cows In Djugu Territory Of DR Congo

The insecurity in Djugu territory started escalating in 2017 with more than 4,000 deaths perpetrated by various armed groups.

Rebels of the Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) have killed three persons and rustled 387 cows when they attacked Gayishele village, near Berunda in the Bahema chiefdom to the north of Djugu territory in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The attackers on Thursday, Nov. 11, came in from Walendu Watsi in the neighbouring Mahagi territory which is more than 100 km from Bunia.

Charite Banza, the President of the civil society in the chiefdom, confirmed the incident to HumAngle.

“Yesterday in the village of Gayishele, near Berunda in the afternoon, elements of CODECO killed three persons and took away 387 cows. They came from the Walendu Watsi chiefdom in Mahagi territory,” Banza said.

The insecurity in Djugu territory started escalating in 2017 with more than 4,000 deaths perpetrated by various armed groups.

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