Crime & Investigation

UN: LRA Rebels Ready To Surrender

hospital geneva;”>”The UN has been effectively informed that some of the LRA fighters have agreed to end fighting. We are impressed by the actions of over 1, approved 200 LRA fighters who have defected,” revealed the United Nations.

The UN noted that they are organizing a mission on the ground in collaboration with the Central African Republic authorities between Monday and Tuesday.

The UN statement said that the mission comprises a brigade from the UN Integrated Bureau for Peace Consolidation in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) led by Senegalese general Babacar Gueye and will therefore head to Nzako locality, where LRA fighters have started handing over their weapons to the authorities.


Commenting on the same issue, the spokesman for the presidency in Central African Republic Guy Simplice Kodegue, said that the mission’s objective will be to evaluate and take care of the former fighters, who also include women and children.

Classified among the terrorist groups by the U.S, the LRA operates in four countries including Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and South Sudan.

The group has been accused of committing some of the most heinous crimes against peoples of the four countries.

Its leader Joseph Kony and some of his close confidants are being sought after by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide and crimes against humanity.

The UN and the African Union put together a joint mission to fight the rebels and the U.S. has also sent a team of 100 officers to support the operation to track down the rebel leaders.

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