Rwanda silent on arrest of dissident Maj Sankara in Comoros

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Maj Sankara

Rwanda is still silent on the reported arrest of dissident and rebel leader Maj Callixte Sankara in Comoros towards mid-April this year.

Comoros security agency operatives, according to reports, arrested Major Sankara, one of those wanted for participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

It is said Rwanda’s intelligence agents were dispatched to Comoros Capital Moroni to repatriate the rebel chief back to Kigali for prosecution.

edge.ug contacted Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, the junior Rwandan foreign minister and minister of State in charge of the East African Community Affairs but he was not forthcoming on the matter.

At the moment, the latest reports say Maj Sankara is still detained at the Comoros central intelligence headquarter – National Central Bureau.

Sankara was reportedly arrested in Comoros

Other reports say Rwanda President Paul Kagame dispatched Rwanda’s chief prosecutor and Chief of Defence Forces Gen Patrick Nyamvumba to head the negotiations for Maj Sankara’s extradition.

If is further reported that with the intervention of western powers, Rwandan officials failed to secure Sankara’s release from Comoros authorities.

Maj Sankara is the spokesperson of Rwanda’s new rebel group, National Liberation Force (NLF) which operates in Nyungwe forests.

NLF is a military wing of Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (RMDC) led by an affluent humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina who is deputized by Maj. Sankara.

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