MONUSCO – UNO Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (ehemals MONUC) (Autor)
After preliminary controls of their identification papers, the combatants were handed to the Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration, Resettlement and Repatriation (DDRRR) section for assistance.
The combatants reported to MONUSCO police station at Katale, territory of Rutshuru and revealed that a number of their comrades in arms would like to defect as well.
After going through DDRRR experts’ screening, the eight police officers were handed to the Congolese National Police Force while the two Rwandan military members should be repatriated pursuant to the procedures in force.
Over 90 rebel elements of the M23 have reported to MONUSCO, since 1st December 2012.
Clara Padovan/ MONUSCO