Terrible: Interahamwe rebels enters Uganda
As the rebels entrench themselves into most strategic areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, seized towns there notably Nyamirima Town in Rutshuru area, the same rebels have also reportedly entered Uganda.
These rebels which also locally known as ‘Interahamwe’ reportedly entered Uganda through the Uganda border of Ishasha in Kanungu District on Wednesday according to sources in Uganda’s security network. We are told that these Interahamwes have no intention of fighting with the Uganda government but to use it as its fall back position in case the Congolese troops repulses them.
The soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo government have since Thursday last week fled most parts of the eastern region of Congo, leaving a security vacuum for the Interahamwes.
The Interahamwes is an anti-Rwanda government force which has an estimated 6,000 fighters whose base is in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rwanda government is also accused by the international community and DR Congo of backing the Interahamwe rebels, which Kigali denies. The invasion of the Interahamwe rebels on the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to suffering of thousands of Congolese. Some of the suffering Congolese have crossed into Uganda while others remain trapped in the war zone without humanitarian assistance. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s efforts to talk peace with the Interahamwes are still under way. The Interahamwes reportedly entered Uganda, through Ishasha in Kanungu District, camouflaging as refugees.