Six noncombatants have been killed in an attack attributed to Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The six were injured when ADF rebels stormed the town of Mayi-Moya near Eringeti in North Kivu province. The rebels have been conducting similarly crude attacks in the restive regions as they advance their agenda.
In the said attack, the rebels are said to have skirted the various security stops put by government forces by taking advantage of the terrain before sneaking into the town and stabbing to death the six people. Although it was not immediately discovered the cause of the attack or if the stabbings were targeted, intelligence reports indicate a rising trend in similar guerilla-style by the ADF.
The ADF is a militia created by Muslim rebels to oppose Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni which also operates in the DRC. In October 2017, a video was circulated on ISIS-affiliated media that showed a call to the youths to join jihad in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa believed to have been shot in Beni area in North Kivu Province in the eastern part of the country. The video is believed to have been the first step in the establishment of the Islamic State in Central Africa.
Thus, the current upsurge of attacks by the ADF rebels is a likely way to prove their formidability to ISIS Central and as such making them very dangerous as they could expose the region to a greater threat from ISIS.