FARDC announce the arrest of terrorist Kyandenga in Butembo

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Major General Leon Richard Kasonga during his communication

Kinshasa, September 19th, 2022 (CPA) – Terrorist Jean-Baptiste Kambale Kupuku, aka Kyandenga, leader of Mai-Mai Kyandenga group, an auxiliary force for ADF/MTM terrorists, as well as ten of his lieutenants, were arrested on Sunday in Butembo, in Nord Kivu, announced on Monday FARDC spokesperson, Major General Leon Richard Kasonga Cibangu, in a communication at CHESD headquarters in Kinshasa.

The Commander of the Communication and Information Service of the Armed Forces (SCIFA) explained that this sinister character is the author of several war crimes, crimes against humanity and forced use of children. He has never refrained from supporting and operating with ADF terrorists of which he is a major player in the mutilations, savage killings, rapes, he added.

Mai-Mai Kyandenga group had organized and supported the attacks against MONUSCO, he further declared, specifying that it was this same auxiliary group to ADF which orchestrated the attack on the Butembo prison.

In addition, FARDC spokesperson affirmed that the arrest of this terrorist, thanks to the denunciation of the population, is eloquent proof of the army-population cohesion, and of the support of the Congolese people for the activities carried out by FARDC who remain totally devoted to the protection of the population until the supreme sacrifice.

This denunciation also reflects, he noted, the commitment and the response of the Congolese people to the call for general mobilization decreed by the Head of State, Supreme Commander.

Major General Leon Richard Kasonga, who praised the professionalism and discipline of the valiant FARDC soldiers, reassured the population that all appropriate security arrangements have been made so that peace and security remain a daily reality.

Major General Leon Richard Kasonga Cibangu, finally congratulated and supported the population of South Kivu who welcomed the Burundian force deployed, in support of the army, in the hunt against all negative forces. ACP/