Militiamen from a group known as Codeco (Cooperative for Development of the Congo) have been blamed for an attack on a camp for the displaced in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo that’s left more than 40 people dead.
Local officials said the group stormed Lala camp early on Monday; they shot and hacked residents before setting fire to huts.
Some of those inside were burned to death.
It’s the latest attack by the group, which claims to defend the interests of Lendu farmers.
Tens of thousands of people have fled outlying villages in recent weeks to seek shelter in the town of Bule, where UN peacekeepers are stationed.