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President Tshisekedi Orders Fresh Hunt For ADF Rebels

President Felix Tshisekedi is considering fresh plans aimed at pursuing the Ugandan ADF rebels that are a menace in Beni territory.

Congolese army FARDC has and UN stabilisation Force have held talks and agreed to resume the hunt for Ugandan Rebels ADF that has been causing havoc for a long time in the territory of Beni.

Lieutenant General Gabriel Amisi Kumba the FARDC Chief of General Staff in charge of the operations and intelligence has been camping in the area since last week ahead of the local elections.

MONUSCO Intervention Brigade said after meeting with Gen Amisi that they are going to resume operations against ADF rebels that is still active and continues to wory the Beni population.

“Our exchanges with General [Amisi] were to talk to him about the work we are doing here, but also to talk about the area in which we work. I also told him about the military operations we have already carried out with the FARDC, but also about the new resolution on MONUSCO’s mandate,” said General Patrick Dube the commander of the UN stabilization force.

Gen Dube promised Gen Amisi the continued cooperation, “We are together and we will continue to work together and from today we plan to continue the work. The elections process has passed but the hunt against the ADF has resumed.”

On Sunday, residents voted in parliamentary elections for the constituencies of Beni-ville, Beni-Territoire and the city of Butembo.

However, since 2014, the territory of Beni has been facing a wave of killings attributed to Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

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