CONGO MILITIAS SUSPECTED IN RAID ON GORILLA MONITORING CAMP IN RWANDA


 

Kazi Camp, run by the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund International, was attacked and left one staff member dead and several injuries of other members.

Several sources denounced close to the powers that be in Rwanda. Fingers were also immediately pointed to perpetrators suspected to have come across the open wilderness border from Congo Dr as the most likely scenario, as the attackers mainly concentrated to loot communications equipment which with the set frequencies will let them listen into Rwandan park personnel talking among themselves and to security units deployed along the porous border.

Kazi camp itself, after being looted of everything mobile, was then destroyed, which included expensive solar panels and other equipment on the ground, leaving only a shell of what used to be one of two key camps for monitoring and research in the Volcanoes National Park.

All activities were suspended by the fund following the attack while security arrangements and cordons are being reviewed.

It is suspected the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Kazi Camp was attacked by Congolese Militia.

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