A new incursion of suspected ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) rebels was reported this Friday afternoon in the village of Ndimo in the Walese-Vonkutu chiefdom, Irumu territory in Ituri province in eastern DRC . Vehicles and houses were set on fire.
Christophe Munyanderu of the Convention for the Respect of Humans (CRDH) on Irumu’s branch said he saw the damage. “Three vehicles, two tractors and a truck were burned. 16 houses were also reduced to ashes by the attackers, ”he said.
According to residents, the situation once again plunged the population who were beginning to return to the region into complete despair. The attack came just hours after traffic reopened on Highway 4. He had been suspended by the territorial authority a week before following attacks and ambushes by ADF rebels.
This week, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that his country’s army is preparing to go and strengthen the FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo) in the hunt for this armed movement considered by the United States and the sub-region as a terrorist group.