At least two people have been killed and three others injured in the latest attacks reportedly orchestrated by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in Beni, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The attacks occurred on Saturday night, according to authorities.
Area chief, Gervais Makofi tells ChimpReports that over 50 houses were burnt in the multiple raids that forced thousands of locals to abandon their homes.
“We called in the armed forces whose intervention allowed the frightened locals to return to their places of abode,” said Makofi.
“The ADF’s militants raided Mayongose, Nyaleke and villages along Kasindi road. They used machetes and guns to terrorise our people,” he added.
This is the latest in a series of bloody raids executed by the Islamist Ugandan mili