Sunday, September 29, 2019

National dialogue: 300 secessionists lay down their arms

This is the information released by Francis Fai Yengo, the coordinator of the National Committee on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration.

Francis Fai Yengo welcomes the convening of the major national dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis shaking the north-west and south-west of the country. Speaking of this measure taken by the President of the Republic, the coordinator of the National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration took the opportunity to indicate that some of those who took up arms to fight the nation, continue to accept the extended hand. of the Head of State. This outstretched hand that Francis Fai Yengo talks about is the creation of the Committee he leads. The Committee has set up centers to house ex-combatants.

"The DDR Committee was created to solve a problem. Ex-combatants begin to surrender. In our centers, there are nearly 300 already. But there are rumors, negative forces that continue to dissuade the fighters because they doubt the sincerity of the hand of the Head of State. They think that these veterans could be arrested. It is not so. The outstretched hand of the Head of State is sincere and irrevocable, "says Francis Fai Yengo.

As part of his duties, the coordinator of the National Committee on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration during one of his tours in the Far North region, asked the repentant to invite the other fighters of the nation to leave the maquis.

"They are not prisoners. They are ex-combatants. The state has taken steps to reintegrate them into society. So I do not think we can talk about prisoners. But I would like to tell you that these children need to be safe. We know where they come from, we do not know the state of mind of those they have left. I believe it is our responsibility to secure these children because we do not know what can happen to them if we leave them in the wild, "he said.