After months of relative calm, the town of Bambari in the center of the Central African Republic has once again joined the list of communes plagued by violence and brutal attacks by armed groups.
These attacks attributed to the elements of the Unit for Peace in the Central African Republic – UPC, an armed group from the former Muslim rebellion Seleka were particularly aimed at the Central African armed forces thus sowing the psychosis within the population.
« We Bambari population are in pain, that everyone knows, there is nothing to hide, Of all that is happening it is we civil population who pay the price, We wish that the international community and our authorities think about us, « said Ousmane, a resident of Bambari.
The Defense Ministry, which deplores these attacks on Central African soldiers, is referring to an ongoing disarmament effort in the country.
« After decades of events in the country, it is normal for it to have weapons everywhere and today the government with the international community is trying to make sure that these weapons can be returned voluntarily. by the DDR that has already begun in the West, we are waiting for the schedule of the center and indeed the other prefectures of the country « said Wanzet Linguissara Minister of Public Security.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees denounces all forms of violence against civilian populations.
« This country has gone through a period of crisis that has caused the displacement of many people, there are currently about 600,000 internally displaced people in the Central African Republic and about the same number 600,000 refugees in the Central African Republic. the neighboring countries, therefore, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo, « said Fillipo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The power of Bangui proves ineffective in the face of the numerous armed groups trying to impose their control in the communes of the country. Despite the Minusca operation, armed groups remain influential in the region.