The situation in the Republic of the Congo is getting worse. In March, the Islamic State claimed that it had “killed Christians with firearms and knives, and destroyed their property, in the village of Mukondi, in North Kivu province.” According to the country’s authorities, at least 45 people lost their lives last week in raids on several towns in North Kivu province. In the village of Mukondi alone, at least 40 Christians were killed by the terrorist group.
The violent attacks have been blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamic militant group that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. In recent years, it has increased its attacks against the local population, mostly Christians. The Islamic militant group attacks all people who profess another faith, particularly Christian families who are unprotected in villages.
In addition, on March 11, suspected FDA militants killed at least 22 Christians in the city of Kirindera, also in North Kivu province, according to local sources; They attacked a clinic, a hospital and a hotel, trying to harm as many Christians as possible.
Despite the few news that appear in the media about the situation of Christians in the Republic of Congo, SIT wants to give voice and visibility to all Christians who suffer in silence the violence and harassment of these terrorist groups.