DRC hands over to Rwanda 5 CNRD militia fighters

On 28 December 2019 at 03:30

Five anti-Rwanda militia fighters from CNRD, a terrorist group which split from FDLR and 28 people from their families were handed over to Rwanda on Friday, December 27th, 2019 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The activity happened at Rwanda and DRC borders in Rusizi district

The activity brought together heads of investigations including Maj Pascal Munyankindi in charge of investigation in the Western Province and 33 other officers from DRC.

Captain Dieudonné Kasereka, the South Kivu Operational Sector Military Spokesperson said that it is continuous activity since DRC started a manhunt against militia fighters earlier this month. "We have launched a manhunt against CNRD militia fighters and so far we have captured a good number in Kilehe and Walungu in South Kivu and we will be heading to Mwenga next.

Kasereka mentioned that most fighters are hiding in Mwenga since DRC started the manhunt. "They have been hiding in Kaseka forests in Mwenga but I can promise they won’t be hiding for long."

On December 16th, 2019, 291 fighters and 11 members of their families were handed over to Rwanda while 1471 more and 71 members of their families were handed over on December 21st, 2019.

From November 2019, RDC soldiers launched attacks against militias and terrorist groups operating inside DRC territory and announced having captured 2000 fighters only last week.

On December 25th, 2019, the Democratic Republic of Congo announced having captured two CNRD leaders including Uiyamu Mutabazi who was the secretary-general and François Muvuni, who was a politician in the CNRD terrorist group.