DR Congo: ADF Rebels Burn Down 2 Army Positions In North Kivu

An army position was burnt down in Ndama and another in Lubano, the civil society in Watalinga chiefdom revealed.

One civilian was killed and another wounded on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in attacks on Lubano and Ndama villages, near Kikingi in Beni territory of North Kivu.

Two DR Congo national army, FARDC, positions were  razed down, according to local sources.

“The attacks were simultaneous in the villages of Ndama and Lubano and they started at 4 a.m.,” a local civil society activist told HumAngle.

“A civilian was killed by bullet in Ndama around the entrance to Bakoko and another civilian was wounded in the hand. Several houses were burnt down and several commercial outfits were looted and eventually burnt.”

An army position was burnt down in Ndama and another in Lubano, the civil society in Watalinga chiefdom revealed.

“The double attacks led to an exodus of the people in the zone. Some inhabitants who were still resisting ADF violence in Lubano have been displaced to neighbouring villages notably Kikura and Nobili,” Odette Zawadi, president of the civil society in Watalinga chiefdom disclosed.

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