Congolese militia provide haven for displaced fleeing massacres | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Congolese militia provide haven for displaced fleeing massacres | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Congolese Militia

1/22/2022 4:37:00 PM

Congolese militia provide haven for displaced fleeing massacres | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

In the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a province under military control, a rebel militia administers a territory treated as a safe haven by displaced people. The Patriotic Resistance Force of Ituri (FRPI), has replaced the army and the state in this corner of Ituri province since the collapse of a disarmament […]

In the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a province under military control, a rebel militia administers a territory treated as a safe haven by displaced people.After driving 30 kilometres (20 miles), stopping at four illegal tolls manned by Congolese army soldiers, inner tubes stretched between stakes mark the entrance to the FRPI domain.

They fled massacres perpetrated in the neighbouring chiefdoms of Boga and Tchabi by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group that has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State organisation and has allies in a Hutu community settled in the area.The FRPI signed a demobilization agreement with the Congolese state in February 2020, but seven months later the process fell apart after provocation blamed on both sides.

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