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Over 1,000 refugees cross into Uganda following attacks by ADF Rebels in DRC

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Over 1,000 refugees cross into Uganda following attacks by ADF Rebels in DRC

Some 1,381 refugees have crossed into Uganda and so far been registered, while 346 were evacuated to the transit camp at Bubukwanga by Thursday, following an influx through Busunga Border in Bundibugyo caused by rebel attacks in North Kivu, DRC.

It is alleged that on Wednesday 02/02/2022 at around 2200/c ADF rebels commanded by one Efunga attacked Nobil Center NJapande Under Kamango, Kamango Subcounty, Beni District, North Kivu Province about 3 Kilometers from Busunga Border post.

According to ASP Vincent Twesige the PRO Rwenzori Region, the attack was along Kikura road, Kikingi road, and Kamango road respectively via barracks of FARDC Which was also attacked and overran.

The number of ADF rebels was approximately 50.

11 people have been confirmed dead including 8 men, 2 women, and 1 child.

Twesige adds that at least 30 People were abducted from police custody at Nobil Police Station, Congo but 2 managed to escape.

Both UPDF and UPF have a deployment at the Border, while Police have also been heavily deployed at Busunga town council which is currently acting as a reception center.

The Office of the Prime Minister, and partners like UNHCR, CAFOMi, SAVE THE CHILDREN have carried out sensitization of both Refugees and host community members and are also managing the registration process and evacuation of refugees to the transit center at Bubukwanga.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter;

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