In two weeks, Islamic terrorists have murdered seventy Christians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They slaughtered thirty-six people in Mukondi, nineteen people in Kirindera village, and seventeen in Mabuku, including a priest. As we read in persecution.org:
In just two weeks, 72 Christians have been killed in Nord Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the Islamist rebel group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
Mulinde Esemo, a key church leader in Butembo, DRC, confirmed that the past two weeks have been a period of “great anguish” for the body of Christ in Congo.
He said, “We are living in a very tense situation here in Eastern DRC, both in towns and in the villages. Scores of believers have been killed in cold blood by the ADF rebels. It is a massacre like one killing animals.”
These attacks are happening just two months after twenty-three people were killed in Makungwe on January 23, 2023. Unabated, the ADF militants have been on a killing spree as they push their agenda of the Islamization of the majority Christian Eastern side of the DRC.
Here is the two-week chronology of the attacks as reported by Mulinde Esemo, the leader of the Nord Kivu diocese.
On March 9, the ADF rebels attacked the Mukondi area and butchered thirty-six people.
On March 12, nineteen people were killed in Kirindera village, and houses were set on fire by the same group, the ADF.
Earlier this week, on March 14, seventeen Christians were killed in Mabuku, among them an Episcopal priest who was leading service when the attackers raided.