The Police Commissioner of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Gen. Roland Zamora visited the Rwandan Police peacekeepers’ camp on July 28, and thanked them for their sacrifice and putting their life on the line for the sake of the civilian population.
While meeting the Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU2) contingent deployed in Kaga-Bandoro region to protect a camp of internally displaced police persons, Gen. Zamora said that their presence, readiness and professional response has brought sanity in the area and reassured security of the people.
Kaga-Bandoro camp is about 400km from the capital Bangui. It is home to over 25,000 IDPs.
“I came to thank you for your determination and courage in restoring peace and stability in this area and the country in general,” the Police Commissioner said.
His comments were in line with the recent attack on IDP camp by the ex-seleka rebels, who were repulsed by the Rwandan peacekeepers.
The three-day standoff happened between June 30 and July 2, when the Rwandan police peacekeepers managed to repel and capture some of the attackers.
“I congratulate the commander and the entire unit for the determination and courageous actions you have shown in protecting the civilian population,” he said.
His visit and salutation follows a recent formal letter by Dr. Renner Onana, the chief of the Human Rights and Justice Section in MINUSCA, who also credited the readiness, professionalism and response that the Rwandan Police peacekeepers continues to exhibit at all times in apprehending criminals, as well as their partnership with the people in human security activities.