Among the Christians of Uganda are around 35,000 Orthodox Christians. 

For previous coverage of Christian persecution in Uganda, see here.

“Christian Woman Killed, Man Abducted by ADF Jihadists,” International Christian Concern, December 11, 2023:

12/11/2023 DRC & Uganda (International Christian Concern) — Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) insurgents killed a woman and abducted a man in Kasese this week. The ADF is an Islamist rebel group found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), considered a terrorist organization with the motive of expanding Islam. 

The rebels attacked Ngoko Village in western Uganda’s Kasese District on December 7 around 9 p.m. They killed one person, identified as Betty Biira, a 35-year-old resident of Ngoko (pictured above). The assailants also injured her 13-year-old nephew, John Masereka.  

Local authorities also reported that a 50-year-old man identified as Aston Agaba was abducted and has still not been found. 

“Though we have lost one person and whereas we do not know where Aston is, we thank the almighty God that 13-year-old boy survived the attack after escaping from the hands of the rebels but was severely injured with axes on the forehead and skull,” said Kayo Joseph, the Ngoko Village chairperson. 

Masereka narrated the ordeal that left his aunt dead, saying, “The killers were strange people. They were speaking a language that I could not understand. They hacked my aunt to death using an axe and machetes. It was a group of about five men who were also demanding phones and food. They started cutting my aunt. After killing her, they turned to me; they were well-armed with guns and other items like axes and knives. In my heart, I was praying to Jesus to save me. I sustained several cuts, but the Lord helped me to flee. I was rescued by good Samaritans who took me to the hospital.” 

The Kitswamba terrorist attack happened a month and a half after an ADF ambush in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, which resulted in the deaths of three foreign tourists. In addition, on June 16th, 2023, the Congolese Islamist group attacked a school in Kasese district, killing 40 students….