The Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC has asked Rwandan army officials deployed under the East African States regional force in Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu to vacate immediately.
In his January 13, 2022, issued this morning, Major General Sylvain Ekenge Bomusa Efomi, the national spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo says that the decision is based on security reasons.
DR Congo has requested the Commander of the Regional Force of the States of East Africa to make sure that Rwandan military officers are repatriated to their country. DRC had earlier rejected the deployment of the Rwandan Defense Forces under the East African Regional Force in the eastern part of the country to end insecurity.
It is still unclear how Rwandese Defense Forces soldiers crossed into DRC without the knowledge of the host country that repeatedly accused Rwanda of backing the M23, a charge Rwanda strongly denies. END