In a statement, Martin Kobler, head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), uregd “decisive joint military actions of FARDC [Congolese army] and MONUSCO to start as soon as possible in order to relieve the population from the terror imposed by the ADF [Allied Democratic Forces], once and for all”. Around two dozen people in Eringeti, North of Beni were killed by suspected ADF elements in the night between 17 and 18 October, the Mission says. This follows an incident in the early evening of 15 October, when a group of assailants presumed to belong to the ADF attacked the Ngadi and Kadu localities in Beni area leading to the death of more than two dozen people. “This sequence of violence, killings, assassinations, and human rights violations in Beni territory needs to stop immediately and I strongly condemn these atrocious acts” added Mr. Kobler, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the DRC. Mr. Kobler was in Beni yesterday to pay tribute to the families of the victims of these atrocious attacks. While there, he and the Mission’s acting Force Commander stressed MONUSCO’s full and unwavering determination to neutralize all illegal armed groups in eastern DRC, including the ADF. Meanwhile, in addition to the increased engagement of its Force, MONUSCO has ordered a more active presence of its Police components in the area.
He said: “A high number of resources were deployed to the scene last night, with officers from all of the emergency services working through the night and into this morning to assist.”Our priority now is to support the victims’ families and those affected, and work hard to determine the exact circumstances around what happened.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A father and his one-year-old son have been named as two of the four who died when their vehicle was hit by a car being pursued by police.Adnan Ashraf Jarral, 35, and toddler Usman Adnan Jarral were killed on Friday evening when a black VW Golf careered into their VW Touran in the Darnall area of Sheffield.A 50-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman, who were also in the people carrier, also died in the crash as they returned home from a day trip to London.Adnan’s wife Tahreem, her 22-year-old friend and the friend’s three-year-old daughter were all seriously injured and remain in hospital.The other two victims are believed to be the friend’s parents.Mr Jarral’s uncle, Shafqat Mirza, said his nephew, who worked in a local food factory, was a “humble and polite” man who was “full of life” and was extremely proud of his two sons and his stepson. Another uncle, Tariq Mirza, a Muslim, said that in his religion “we believe what will happen will happen”.He added: “We do not blame anybody for what happened. What I believe is (the crash) is more of an excuse for his death.”He was meant to go on that day, that is our belief, that his time was up. Adnan Ashraf Jarral, a father-of-three, who died in the crash on Friday eveningCredit:Facebook Four people were killed in the crashCredit:Alex Roebuck “That was his place, that was his time to die.“He was a proud dad of three, who was always smiling and was looking forward to a family trip this month.”May Allah grant you a place in the gardens of paradise.” Usman’s older brothers, Abdullah, six and Omar, three, had stayed with a relative while the family were in London and were not in the vehicle at the time of the crash.Mr Mirza added: “(Usman) used to love playing with his older brothers.”He was such an active baby for his age, he was always playing with his brothers.”Adnan loved his kids for the world.”They were such a close family. I can’t believe he has gone.”It just hasn’t sunk in yet. I am just staring and waiting for him to come through the door.”Three men travelling in the VW Golf, aged 23, 17 and 18 have been arrested and remain in custody.The trio suffered minor injuries.The Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched an investigation.On Saturday, South Yorkshire Police said the way the local community and local authority helped emergency services respond to the incident had been “phenomenal”.Detective chief inspector Jude Ashmore, of South Yorkshire Police, said he was thinking of the victims’ families following the “incredibly tragic accident”. read more