The Congolese authorities will strengthen security in Goma city key of the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the rebels of the movement of March 23 (M23) were officially removed Saturday, said Monday the Mayor of the city.
Monday morning, a safe meeting brought together leaders and the UN Mission for stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO).
“It was envisaged that we can enact curfew during a certain period of time so that we can properly continue patrol operations and also make sure that the city cleaning is done in a systematic way”, said by phone the Mayor, Mr. Kubuya.
Before the Goma, on 20 November, a resurgence of violence had several dead and injured. A score of alleged perpetrators of these attacks had been arrested, including members of the military. Some had fled on a motorcycle, and the mayor had imposed on motorcycle taxis to stop labour from 18 h 30.
In the opinion of several people, this had reduced insecurity. With the seizure of Goma Let’s start all over again. Families have lost assets, particularly vehicles [...], people were victims of looting and women and girls were raped,”said resolution Kubuya.
Since Saturday, the official withdrawal of the M23, several cases of flights were reported. Mission set of the elements of the M23 “infiltrated” “to show that the Government is not efficient to restore security but that they are able to”, has accused the Mayor.
It recognized that packages could also be the result of some 1200 inmates “released” by the M23 to the fall of Goma, and announced that officers redeployed from Saturday will focus on tracking down “these bandits to prison”.
“We came first secure official buildings and strategic buildings such as banks and other, told the press the colonel Henry Kapend. After, we will be at the service of the population for his safety by limiting cases of hassle. »
Monday in the day, MONUSCO, in charge of the protection of civilians, was very visible in the streets of Goma, where it remained discreet days after the capture of the city.
“We continue our daily activities. We have about 17 teams of rapid response who patrol day and night, that control the situation that secure important and yet sensitive installations,”said Lieutenant-Colonel Prosper Basse, spokesman for the Mission.