10/24/2021 DRC (International Christian Concern) – Eleven civilians were killed in the last two days by the Islamist terrorist group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an affiliate of ISIS that has the primary aim of creating an Islamic Caliphate in Central Africa.
“We have just lost another seven people, including a woman, massacred in the Gala district” Lewis Thembo, president of the local civil service organization in Bulongo, told AFP.
Four civilians were also killed the night before (Friday), in an attack near Bulongo.
The attacks come just four days after ADF militants killed 16 civilians in three separate village ambushes in the DRC.
While a large majority (85-90%) of DRC’s population is Christian, violence rooted in Islamic extremism, mostly at the hands of ADF, continues to worsen, putting the country at number 40 on the 2021 Open Doors World Watch List for Christian persecution. “These predominantly Christian communities are attacked by an Islamic extremist group with a clear Islamic expansionist agenda,” Open Doors spokesperson Illia Djadi stated in reference to the rebel group.
Please continue to pray for the healing of those traumatized by violence in the DRC, and for the Lord to comfort those who are grieving the loss of loved ones. Please also pray for the Lord to strengthen government protection over its people and bring peace to the nation, and for the love of Jesus to redeem the souls of those who persecute the church.