Date: November 9, 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo (International Christian Concern) – Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorists killed three people, including a one-month-old baby, early morning on Nov. 9. The Islamic militia looted and burned a hospital along with several other shops and lit several vehicles on fire.
“We were woken up in the middle of the night by gunshots rending the air and people screaming,” a resident said. “We did not hesitate. We left the house and hid in the bushes, hoping they would not find us. The attack lasted almost an hour as the rebels ransacked shops and the health center and set them on fire. They also burnt down vehicles.”
Civilians of Kabasha, a vibrant trading center, woke up to count the damage caused by the ADF.
“We remained in prayer after learning that an attack was happening, and we hoped that God would prevent them from continuing with their evil mission,” said a local pastor in Kabasha. “In the morning, we assessed the damage caused and rescued anyone who needed medical care. Smoke was still coming out of the houses, shops, and vehicles, but we could not salvage anything.”
He continued, “Three people were found dead, and several others were missing. A doctor and two guards at the health center are still missing. We suspect that all these missing people have been abducted.”
The Kabasha attack comes 20 days after Maboya, a center located 13 kilometers away, was attacked similarly, leaving a Catholic nun and nurse dead. At the same time, the Congolese army has been fighting back the M23 fighters who have occupied the Rutshuru territory in North Kivu.
HOW TO PRAY: Pray for comfort for all those who lost loved ones. Pray for an end to ADF-led violence in the region. Pray for healing for those who were injured in the attack.