Congolese refugees fleeing fighting between government troops and the March 23 Movement rebels in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province have re-occupied Bunagana market and Bunagana Primary School in Bunagana town council after fighting that had paused for more than two months reportedly resumed on Thursday.
On Saturday, refugees again fled to Ugandan after fighting intensified in Rangira and Shwema in the Jomba Groupement.
Mr. Kayari Kaberuka, the Kisoro District Internal Security Officer says by yesterday, about 25,000-30,000 refugees had crossed to Bunagana town council after the situation in Rutshuru became too fragile since Saturday forcing authorities with no option but to allow them re-occupy Bunagana market and Bunagana primary school as their number increased. Mr. Kaberuka speaking…….
Colodine Maniriho, from Mungo-Rubavu village in Busanza grouping, one of the Congolese refugees found at Kibaya in Rukundo town council suggests that North Kivu should be added to Uganda so that peace can be restored forever after the Congolese government has failed to stabilize the region.
Both rebels and government troops are trading counter-accusations of the shelling on civilians. END