Rebels of the Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) on Friday, April 29 killed four civilians in Logo-Takpa village situated in the Bahema-Nord chiefdom of Djugu territory, Democratic of Congo.
According to Charite Banza, president of the civil society of Bahema-North chiefdom, two other civilians were wounded in the attack and are presently being treated in a health facility in the area.
“The provisional casualty figure as of Friday morning was four civilians killed including one woman and three men. Two persons were also wounded and have already been taken to the Drodro General Hospital for treatment,” Banza said.
Calm has returned to the region following intervention by the DR Congo army.
“If the army had not intervened on time, we would have had many deaths. This is why we salute the efforts of the DR Congo national army, FARDC, for having forcefully retaliated against the targeting of civilians by CODECO,” Charite Banza added.
The attack caused a massive displacement of the population and disrupted movement of vehicles.
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