(DRC) JUST IN: A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the #Ebola virus has been killed by unidentified attackers who raided his home: According to BBC World Service Africa say that attacks on health centres have continued in belief by citizens that its unreal and against their beliefs #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.04: The army said unidentified attackers raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba’s home in Lwebma, in the north-eastern province of Ituri, killing him, wounding his wife and burning their house down: DR Congo is experiencing the world’s second-worst Ebola epidemic on record…………….People working to stop the virus are often targeted.Health workers bury an 11-month old child in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 05 May 2019.EPA: More than 2,000 have died in the #Ebola outbreak in DRC: Ebola outbreak in five graphics

The BBC World Service’s Africa editor Will Ross says over the past year there have been dozens of attacks on health centres and on people working to stop Ebola: The violence is thought to be fuelled by the belief among many people that the virus is not real, which can lead to mistrust of those working in the sector: When medics call for people to forgo traditional rites to ensure safe burials, for example, it can create animosity. Some people even feel Ebola is a hoax created by medics to get well-paid jobs.

What happened?

Mr Mahamba had just hosted an Ebola awareness programme on a community radio station when the attack took place: Prof Steve Ahuka, national co-ordinator of the fight against Ebola, confirmed the reports from the army that a “community worker” involved in the fight against Ebola had been killed.

A journalist at Radio Lwemba, the local radio station where he worked, also confirmed the details: Jacques Kamwina told AFP news agency that Mahamba had been stabbed to death.

#AceNewsDesk reports ………….Published: Nov.04: 2019:

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