The FARDC spokesman in Ituri province considers the massacre of displaced persons at the Lala site in Djugu territory as sabotage of the peace, security and social cohesion process.
Lieutenant Jules Ngongo, spokesman for the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) in Ituri, described the massacre of displaced persons at the Lala site in Djugu in Ituri on Monday June 12 as an act of sabotage of the peace, security and social cohesion process initiated by the government.
He announced that investigations were underway to identify the perpetrators of these criminal acts, all manipulators and members of armed groups. He also promised that to those who are against the peace process in Ituri, no crime of this kind against the population will go unpunished. The military administration of Ituri province has announced the opening of an investigation to find the perpetrators of this massacre.
For this FARDC officer, the attack on displaced persons, orchestrated by armed men, which cost the lives of compatriots, constitutes an act of sabotage of the process of peace, security and social cohesion, desired by the President of the Republic Félix Tshisekedi, embodied and materialized in Ituri by Lieutenant General Luboya Nkashama, announcing that measures are being taken to secure the area and track down outlaws.
Armed men killed over forty people with machetes and bullets on the night of Sunday June 11 to Monday June 12, at the Lala site for displaced persons.
According to the source consulted, these men raided the Lala site at around 2 a.m., firing several shots and setting fire to houses. The attack left a toll of thirteen women, twenty-three children and a number of men, as well as burning down houses.