The ARMED Forces of the DRC already have the exact idea of the sponsors of the killings in eastern DRC. According to FARDC spokesman General Richard Kasonga, who was in front of the press on Monday (December 23rd) in Beni, the ADF rebels captured in the Beni region of North Kivu since the start of large-scale operations against them unsettling revelations.
"These terrorists have made disturbing and damning revelations. These revelations focus on the identity of the slaughterers, the sponsors of the killings, among them, politicians of businessmen, young people, members of citizen movements, collaborators. They also made revelations about local and external funding but also about the location of the perpetrators, co-authors of the massacres based in Beni, Butembo, Lubero, Kinshasa and outside the country. I inform you that Father Machozi, who was subsequently abducted and killed, was abducted by those you see here," General Richard Kasonga said.
Indeed, the FARDC spokesman explained that the aim of these rebels is to create terror, to push the population to abandon their homes, in perspective to install other populations acquired to their cause, to oppose the population to the army, the police and the Monusco. The final wish of the slaughterers is the creation of a new administrative entity that would leave Beni in Ituri.
"They also want the assassination of the notables. The mayor of the city would be their new target. Their final wish is to create a new entity that would go from Beni to Ituri that would be a political and administrative entity controlled by them," the FARDC spokesman added.
In addition, the FARDC is counting on ending the killings, capitalizing on its collaboration with the population, which has been a success for some time in the hunt for the rebels.