A report by the UN investigation says violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year may amount to crimes against humanity.
About 500 people were killed, including families burnt alive in their homes and a two-year-old who was thrown into a septic tank according to the report.
It was reported that one community tried to bury their chief in another community’s land,this development led to ethnic violence which led to deaths and many injured.
The investigation adds that violence could flare up again at any time without warning.
Investigators say that violence are planned and executed by community chief especially the ones carried out between 16 and 18 December.
Batende community attacked Banunu villages “with extreme violence leaveing them with little time to escape.
The investigations by the UN says that the provincial authorities in Yumbi, in Mai-Ndombe Province, in the west of the country, “appear to have failed in their responsibility to protect the population”.
The casualty numbers in the report is as high as 535 or even in a much higher proportion. The UN reports that about 890 persons lost their lives in january
The UN sent out an investigation team who managed to reach three villages at the heart of the attack.
Bodies are also believed to have been thrown into the Congo River.
People were displaced and sought for refuge by crossing the Congo river into neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville.
Some 16,000 residents were homeless the investigation said.
Elections in the Area remained inconclusive, the 30 December presidential election was postponed until 31 March in Yumbi because of constant violence and unrest,with so many people physically injured.
However, opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has emerged as the winner.