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Ugandan rebel group releases civilians after two weeks of captivity

Democratic Republic Of Congo

Several civilians from the village of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, were released after being held captive by the Ugandan rebels of ADF NALU

In a weak state they told neighbours and on-lookers that the has a message to deliver to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo and United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo .

“We were released by the rebels and we carry a message to the FARDC (armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo). They first conveyed greetings to the FARDC in the name of peace. They warn the FARDC and MOUNUSCO not to continue with the attacks on their positions, where they are is their land they have bought since the reign of Mobutu, there are also the documents that had been signed. With each loss in their rank they will obliged to kill 10 civilian. A bomb thrown against positions equal to 10 civilian that will be slaughtered. “
Spokesman of the government Military Operations SUKOLA 1, Liutenant Mak Hazukay “there is no question of yielding to the intimidations of the enemy. This outcome must be attributed to the pressure that the Congolese army is exerting on armed groups some time ago.

“… We are not here as armed to defend the crimes the enemy is committing. We think it is a propaganda and we are a regular army. All rebel groups are armed groups that must be fought as such.It was under this pressure that the enemy liberated our countrymen, “ he added

Since the beginning of this year, more than 500 people have already been killed in this area.

Recently, according to several sources, some radical Imams from Goma were arrested and transferred to Kinshasa. They would be involved in the recruitment of young people in eastern DRC on behalf of this rebel movement of NALU ADFs.


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