“We currently have 60 people in the shelters for the displaced who were killed with machetes and other edged weapons,” he said to local press.
Local administrative officials confirmed the account.
Four people have been brought to the hospital, according to Pilo Mulindo, the head of the chiefdom of Bahema N’adhere.
The CODECO militia and the Allied Democratic Forces are active in the eastern Congo region and have killed dozens last year.
The violence has caused the suspension of humanitarian agencies in this part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.