ADF rebels loot and burn villages in Beni

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Rebel forces believed to be of Uganda Allied for Democratic Forces (ADF) has burned more than five civilian homes and looted nine shops in a weekend night attack in the town of Mavivi, north of Beni, 20 km.

The local civil society says a child under the age of 10 was also shot dead during fighting between the ADF and the FARDC. Three motorcycles were also set on fire by the rebels.

” At around 4 pm local time that the farmers of Ndoyi, a village located three kilometers northeast of Ngite, had abandoned their farming activities and had alerted the authorities to the presence of ADF in this area.

“Then around 7 pm, we heard gunshots crackling in our locality and it was an ambush first against a FARDC jeep. A few minutes later, we began to hear the blows of cannons coming from everywhere, after these are the blue helmets that came to reinforce the military. It was around 2 am that the weapons stopped. “says Djamali Moussa, president of the Civil Society of Mavivi.

Djamali Moussa says calm has since returned in the area. He adds that the nine-year-old who was shot and wounded is receiving treatment at Oicha General Hospital.

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