It is reported that Gavana was killed in the morning of Friday 16th December 2022.
IGIHE has learnt that Gavana was killed during an intense fighting that erupted in five kilometers from M23 base in Bwiza following the attack of FARDC and its proxies including FDLR and Mai Mai.
Maj Nshimiyimana led the attack against residents of Kinigi in the night of 3rd leading to 4th October 2019 that claimed lives of 14.
M23 has released a statement claiming that FARDC has attacked its base located in Bwiza considering it a violation of ceasefire agreement reached in Luanda, the capital of Angola on 23rd November 2023.
The statement further reads that FARDC apparently seems to be against efforts to restore peace in eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
In October 2019, around 67 combatants of armed groups including P5 and RUD Urunana attacked Rwanda through Kinigi in Northern Province but were repelled by Rwandan soldiers.
The attack claimed lives of 14 residents while Rwandan soldiers killed 19 of the assailants.
Some of attackers captured at different times were tried before Rwanda’s Military High Court in Kigali where they faced charges including joining an illegal armed group, attempting to use war to remove the current government, and terrorism.