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Army: UN pledges support to Congolese armed forces

Kinshasa, DR Congo - The UN Special Representative and chief of the UN Mission for the stabilisation of the DRC (MONUSCO), Martin Kobler, said Tuesday that 'the UN is here to serve the Congolese people.'

Kobler was speaking after delegations of Congolese officials and MONUSCO visited Ngadi, in North Kivu.

They were in Ngadi to sympathise with the people of Béni who are going through difficult times following the assassination of Col. Mamadou Ndala, Commander of the 42nd Batallion of the FARDC.

Members of the delegation, led by the Governor of the Province, Julien Paluku, went to find out circumstances surrounding the killing of Ndala.

In a communiqué issued earlier, Kobler said Ndala’s death 'will not hamper the serious determination of MONUSCO to fight the negative forces wherever they are and whatever be their motives'.

Kobler declared that pressure will be mounted on the armed groups, in conformity with the mandate of the MONUSCO, to protect the civil population and restore Congo’s authority on the eastern part of the country.

Pana 08/01/2014