A six-month grace period for the unconditional surrender of the armed group the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) expired on Friday. The grace period was granted by the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Congolese army spokesperson for North Kivu Colonel Olivier Hamuli says that the coalition of the two rebel groups has become a great threat to peace in the Province. Hamuli says that most affected areas are the villages of Urumba, Bunesa, Katanga and Oninga.
The under fire Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwandaâ€”FDLR rebels have turned their anger on Congolese villages raiding peopleâ€™s homes and gardens. On Monday this week, the United Nations Intervention Brigade launched an offensive against the FDLR in the Kalembe area about 100 kilometers from Goma.
According to Ntakirutimana, one of the suspects, their mission was coordinated by Col. Enock Bizimana alias Matovu who sent the grenades to them and asked them make sure that they are planted at Nyabugogo taxi-park.
A senior commander of the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) has reportedly been killed in the DRC in a battle with the M23 rebels in the area of Kanyaruchinya, North Kivu Province.
Esau Bahikayo, the Camp Commandant told Uganda Radio Network (URN), that by Saturday evening, they had registered 2,130 refugees at the centre but many more were still being brought in by UNHCR from the border where they report immediately after crossing from the DRC. He complained that the camp had not been adequately equipped to handle the influx.