The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development condemns the terrorist attack carried out by elements of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group – a Ugandan group based in eastern Congo that had pledged allegiance to ISIS – on Friday evening 16/6/2023 on Luberera Secondary School in the town of Mopunduy in western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the victims were attacked with machetes, shot and burned alive to the point that it is difficult to identify them, when the attackers set fire to the student dormitory at the school, they also looted a food warehouse.
This resulted in the death of at least 41 people, most of them students, including 17 students who were burned in their dormitory or cut to pieces to death, 20 students were stabbed to death, as well as the killing of a security officer and three people, the injury of 8 who were taken to hospital in critical condition, and the abduction of 6, most of them girls.
The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development condemns this horrific crime and brutal and hateful attack, which is the worst of its kind in years, and strips the perpetrators of all meanings of mercy and humanity, and all human and moral values, as the targeting of innocent safe students of science exposes the strategy of these extremist groups to absent minds and spread ignorance by striking education centers, and these crimes lead to a dangerous escalation in the conflict in Uganda, shedding the blood of innocent people, threatening stability and security in the state, and infringing on the rights of Peaceful civilians approved by international laws and norms on human rights, and depriving them of their right to education due to the constant intimidation of them and attacks on education centers and killing those in them.
The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development stresses the importance of collective efforts through strengthened regional partnerships to address cross-border insecurity between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda and restore lasting peace in the region, and the need to bring those responsible for this horrific act to justice, and to strengthen cooperation and coordination regionally and internationally to combat black terrorism in all its forms and work hard to dry up and eliminate its sources of financing, and calls for the immediate release of the kidnapped, and the continuation of efforts to pursue the group that fled to rescue the abductees. To maintain the stability of the state and the security and peace of its citizens