Lt Ndayizeye, Intelligence Chief of FDLR special forces arrested

On 11 May 2021 at 12:30

Lt Yvon Ndayizeye, Intelligence Chief of Commando de Recherche et d’Action en Profondeur (CRAP), FDLR special forces unit has been arrested in Ndosho, Goma town of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

He was arrested on Sunday 9th May 2021 around 2pm.

Lt. Ndayizeye has been targeted by DRC intelligence officers accusing him of coordinating an ambush which claimed lives of five soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and other attacks that saw over 20 rangers of Virunga National Park killed.

Sources from Rutshuru where CRAP has stronghold reveal that Lt. Ndayizeye has had misunderstandings with Colonel Ruhinda accusing him of filing false accusations to the Commander of FDLR/FOCA Gen. Omega Ntawunguka.

Col Ruhinda accuses Lt Ndayizeye to have reported him that he held discussions to merge forces with RNC terror group of Kayumba Nyamwasa.

It is said that Col Ruhinda silenced Lt Ndayizeye by sending him on a mission to Goma where he could be easily identified and arrested by FARDC.

Lt Ndayizeye is reported to have coordinated attacks that killed many civilians, destroyed infrastructure including houses burnt on 28th April 2016.

He also plotted attacks to Rwanda along with Lt Col Manudi Asifiwe who is facing justice in Rwanda.

Lt Ndayizeye is said to have coordinated the attack which claimed lives of 20 rangers of Virunga National Park on 10th January 2021 and another that killed 6 rangers on 7th March 2021.

He is also accused to have orchestrated different operations to loot DRC citizens.

Lt Ndayizeye was once brought to Rwanda at Mutobo Demobilization Center from where he escaped and returned to DRC forests.

IGIHE tried to contact Maj Ndjike Kaiko, FARDC spokesperson in Northern Kivu but he was not available by press time.

Since 2019, 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 2019.

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.

Lt Yvon Ndayizeye was arrested on Sunday. Photo Courtesy