DR Congo Seizes Militia Chief Accused Of Killing 19 Wildlife Rangers
Goma, DR Congo, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Jun, 2021 ) :DR Congo's famed Virunga National Park said on Thursday that the head of an armed group had been arrested over a three-year killing spree that had left 19 wildlife rangers dead.
The park, one of richest areas of biodiversity in the world, is the home of the mountain gorilla and dozens of other rare or endangered species.
He described Muhukambuto as the head of a large group called Mai-Mai Jackson.
The Kivu Security Tracker, a US-headquartered NGO that monitors violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, said Muhukambuto was a former army commander and veteran of the unrest that has gripped the region for the past 25 years.
Experts said he had good connections within the army and among tradespeople in the Nande ethnic group, the largest in the area.
Guarding the 7,769-square-kilometre (2,999-square-mile) reserve, the oldest in Africa, is a high-risk profession.