Four (4) Mayi-Mayi militiamen surrendered to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in Mambasa territory (Ituri). It is on Wednesday 02 November 2022.
The news was relayed by the operational sector Sokola 1 of Greater North Kivu, through the FARDC (Forces armées of the Democratic Republic of Congo) spokesperson, Captain Antony Mualushayi. The information was published in a dispatch on Thursday 3 November 2022.
“Four Mai-Mai fighters from the Kyandenga group surrendered to the Armed Forces of the Republic. These ex-rebels came from the Baobab agglomeration. They are currently in the hands of the FARDC who are keeping them in good conditions” ,writes Captain Antony Mualushayi.
Other militiamen called to surrender to the army
Captain Antony Mualushayi also took the opportunity to appeal to other militiamen who are still in the bush to follow in the footsteps of those who have just surrendered to the regular army.
“The FARDC is asking other Mai-Mai fighters who are still hesitating to come out of the bush and follow the example of these four compatriots who have taken the right decision in the search for peace,“ he urged.
The surrender of the Mai-Mai militiamen comes a few weeks after the FARDC arrested a leader of the Mai-Mai Kyandenga group who was allegedly collaborating with the Allied democratic forces (ADF) rebels in the Beni and Ituri region.