June 2, 2023

Two individuals died, a number of others injured and houses burned, Tuesday, Could 16, within the territory of Kibombo (Maniema) following the violence brought on by a land dispute between two villages.

The battle over land boundaries that has pitted the populations of the village of Osangu in opposition to these of Okasa for a number of years now degenerated on Tuesday, a number of native sources affirm with out giving additional particulars.

For its half, the civil society affirms that the village Okasa had seized the administrator of the territory for violation of part of its lands by the villagers of Osangu.

The troopers and police dispatched to the scene to revive order reportedly opened hearth on the belligerents within the battle, inflicting the dying of two individuals, earlier than arresting two others.

The circumstances of this act aren’t clearly established.

A Psychosis reigns on each side on this a part of the province of Maniema favoring the displacement of populations “, indicated François Tambwe, president of the civil society of Kibombo.

Contacted by Radio Okapi, the interim governor of Maniema province, Afani Idrissa Mangala confirms the information.

He makes it recognized that ” the provincial authorities is working to revive peace and tranquility as quickly as doable “.

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