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RDF requests investigation into FARDC’s cross border shelling on Rwandan territory

By IGIHE
On 23 mai 2022 at 02:59

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has requested the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM) to investigate cross-border shelling on Rwandan territory by Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC).

It is reported that on Monday, 23rd May 2022, between 0959hrs and 1020hrs, FARDC rocket shelling hit Kinigi and Nyange Sectors in Musanze District which also borders Gahunga sector in Burera District injuring several civilians and damaging property.

Following the shelling, RDF has through a statement announced that it has requested the EJVM to launch an investigation and assured citizens that security in the area remains intact.

“The situation in the area is normal and security assured. Those injured are receiving treatment and officials are assessing the extent of the damage. The RDF has requested for urgent investigation by the regional EJVM, and Rwandan authorities are also engaging DRC counterparts over the incident,” said Col Ronald Rwivanga, RDF spokesperson.

RDF has requested investigation into FARDC's cross border shelling on Rwandan territory.

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