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Jackson Ausse Afingoto, Member of the National Assembly, asked the Head of State to declare 3 days of national mourning to honor the lives of more than 100 people massacred in Djugu, Ituri province.

Afingoto sent an open letter to the Head of State, Félix Tshisekedi, this Thursday, February 3, 2022, asking him to decree 3 days of national mourning in memory of the victims of the massacres in the territory of Djugu (Ituri) and that of Matadi Kibala (Kinshasa).

“Wednesday February 2, 2022 was a very special day for the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a single day, from East to West, we lost more or less 100 people. Children, women, men violently massacred in the East. And as if that were not enough, the drama happened in Matadi Kibala and also the accident in N’sele,” Afingoto said in the letter.

Jackson Ausse Afingoto Member of the National Assembly

He added that for me, “I ask, with a broken heart, to proclaim on the occasion of the Council of Ministers tomorrow (Friday, February 4) the national mourning. It is for us, the only way, the only way that can allow us to sympathize with ours who have left”, explained Jackson Ausse Afingoto.

Late on Tuesday night, a ruthless group of militiamen organized under the Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) attacked a camp for internally displaced persons in Plaine Savo, Djugu, Ituri province, summarily killing more than 60 people.

CODECO militia kills 60 civilians in Djugu Ituri

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