At least 23 civilians were killed overnight from Sunday to Monday in an attack attributed to the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) in a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to some local sources.
“Twenty-four people, including six women, were killed in this ADF incursion” in the village of Makugwe, in Beni territory in North Kivu, Roger Wangeve, president of local civil society.
Staying in this village, the provincial deputy Saidi Balikwisha mentioned to him a balance sheet of “23 people killed”. This elected official pleaded for an increase in “well endowed and well equipped, well treated military personnel” to hope to be able “to anticipate enemy attacks”.
According to Roger Wangeve, among the victims are 17 people who were “in a small bar where they were drinking beer”. The ADF “executed them all”, he said.