Palipehutu-Fnl rebels continue to demand a ransom from civilians in Kabezi commune
In spite of the signature of an agreement of cease-fire between the government of Burundi and Palipehutu-FNL movement, the latter continue to demand a ransom from the civil population in province of Bujumbura-Rural.
The inhabitants of the Kabezi commune deplore to pay each one an amount of BiF 500 to this movement which, in its turn, distributes receipts to the "debtors".
On 07/01/07, elements of Palipehutu-FNL stopped three vehicles on the RN3, on the level of the commune of Kabezi.They required from passengers to yield all the money they had with them.At the time of this operation, these rebels justified their act by saying that the government does not supply them with food.
After the incident, the National defense force spokesperson, lieutenant colonel Manirakiza Adolphe, reacted.
He asked for Palipehutu-FNL to join the sites of gathering and the mechanisms of follow-up of the Agreement of cease-fire.
As far as the spokesperson of the Palipehutu-FNL movement is concerned, he seemed to support the intrigues of its units on ground.For him, when the government does not want to supply them, they will not make differently.
The two parties mutually accuse each other of violating this agreement of cease-fire signed there is more than four months.