The United Nations envoy is calling for ‘decisive joint military actions’ by the Congolese army and UN peacekeeping troops to end the ADF’s reign of terror.
Martin Kobler, head of MONUSCO in DRC issued a statement after paying tribute to families of victims of the attacks in Beni.
Kobler’s call comes in the wake of an attack by suspected Ugandan-based rebels near the eastern DRC town Beni – the second deadly assault in 48 hours.
According to MONUSCO, dozens of people in Eringeti, North of Beni were killed by suspected ADF elements in the night between 17 and 18 October.
This follows an incident in the early evening of 15 October, when a group of assailants presumed to belong to the ADF attacked the Ngadi and Kadu localities in Beni area leading to the death of more than two dozen people.
The mission is now calling for increased engagement of forces from neighboring countries including Uganda.