A confidential dossier to the United Nations Security Council has accused Rwanda of recruiting and training Burundian refugees with the sole purpose of using the trained fighters to oust the sitting Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza.
OSINT report that the report seen earlier in the month reveals without a doubt that Rwanda is meddling in the volatile affairs of Burundi that is at the brink of political turmoil and or civil war.
A confidential dossier to the United Nations Security Council has accused Rwanda of recruiting and training Burundian refugees.
The dossier stated that there was overwhelming evidence including testimonies from some of the trained fighters in a training that took part in a forest camp in Rwanda with the ultimate aim of ousting current Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza.
According to recorded testimonies, all the combatants trained said they were recruited from Mahama Refugee Camp in eastern Rwanda between May and June 2015 from where they were given 2 months of intense military training from Rwanda military personnel.
They revealed to the UN experts they were trained in military tactics, use of assault rifles and machine guns, grenades, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. Additionally, they said that they were at least 4 other companies of 100 soldiers each in the same forest camp.
According to previous reports, the Burundi Combatants are transported into Burundi in military trucks with escort from Rwandese military personnel with some crossing over to DR Congo for more recruits to help them oust Nkurunziza.
Despite Rwanda refuting the claims and accusing rights groups of stretching their mandate a UN Envoy that visited Burundi in late January let by the US ambassador to the UN expressed deep concerns about the allegations of external interference.
Burundi plunged into violence and political instability after the current President Nkurunziza sought an unconstitutional third term bid in office in April 2015.