FLN commander killed in FARDC attacks

On 29 December 2020 at 01:42

Col. Ngabo Janvier, the commander of FLN terror outfit in Kalele region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been killed in attacks by the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC).

Aged 50, he was born in former Kibuye Prefecture currently in Karongi district. He leaves three children who recently repatriated to Rwanda and currently accommodated at Mutobo rehabilitation centre before reintegration in the community.

In 1997, Col. Ngabo joined the Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (ALIR) rebel group that birthed the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). He later joined FLN which appointed him the head of intelligence. According to sources, the man has been in negotiations to return to FDLR.

Since last year, FARDC has been launching attacks to terror groups operating in DRC forests that saw some members killed and others extradited to Rwanda.

These include top military commanders like Juvénal Musabyimana alias Jean-Michel Africa while Col. Nshimiyimana Asifiwe Manudi was arrested.

Gen. Sylvestre Mudacumura, the chief of the FDLR rebel group which has been operating in Eastern DRC for many years was also killed in September last year.

Mudacumura was killed with his deputies including Col Serge, Col Soso Sixbert, and his secretary Maj Gaspard among others while more 15 fighters were arrested.

At the time, the former State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe told IGIHE that the death of Lt Gen Mudacumura was a great milestone to defeating armed groups operating in Eastern DRC.

“It is good news for peace and security to DRC and the region. The fact that DRC has killed Mudacumura following the arrest of FDLR spokesperson and intelligence chief and deporting them to Rwanda proves the willingness of President Tshisekedi to nullify genocidaires and rebel groups in Eastern DRC,” he said.