Plaine Savo massacre

Plaine Savo massacre

2022 mass murder in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 2 February 2022, over 60 civilians from the Hema ethnic group[2] were killed in a massacre in Djugu territory, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.[3]

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During the early hours, CODECO insurgents armed with machetes and edged weapons[4] attacked Plaine Savo, a camp for internally displaced people in the northeast of the country in which around 4,000 people live.[3] Forces from the Congolese military made contact with the CODECO militia prior to the attack but were bypassed when the assailants changed direction.[5]

"I first heard cries when I was still in bed. Then several minutes of gunshots. I fled and I saw torches and people crying for help and I realised it was the CODECO militiamen who had invaded our site." – Local resident[4]

Four people, including the chief of the Bahema N’adhere community, were hospitalized.[4]

See also


  1. "Dozens massacred in DR Congo camp raid". Mozambique.
  2. "Women, children among villagers killed in DR Congo massacre". Women, children among villagers killed in DR Congo massacre. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  3. "DRC militia kills dozens in attack on camp for displaced people". The Independent. 2022-02-02. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  4. "Knife-wielding attackers kill dozens in eastern DRC raid". Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  5. Kambale, Erikas Mwisi (2 February 2022), At least 60 people killed in militia attack in eastern DR Congo, Reuters

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