Rwanda is holding a group of 19 Burundian rebels that are said to have been found Nyungwe Forest, the Rwanda Defence Force said in a statement on Saturday.
“On 29 September 2020, nineteen (19) Burundian combatants who identified themselves as members of Red Tabara armed group crossed from Burundi to Rwandan territory. The combatants, armed with guns, were apprehended in Nyungwe Forest, Ruheru Sector of Nyaruguru District where they are being held,” the RDF statement reads in part.
The statement further says that Rwanda Defence Force has informed the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM) and requested the regional mechanism to verify and investigate the cross-border incident for further management.
Red Tabara rebel movement has its bases in neighbouring DR Congo. They have been behind several attacks inside Burundi.