By Moses Gisa and Fred Gashema
Innocent Biruka, the deputy Secretary General CRND-Ubwiyunge, a Belgium based anti-Rwanda terror group has been caught up in yet another criminal act inciting Rwandans inside and outside the country to revolt against their elected leadership.
In an interview that took place on August 21 with one of the many hostile YouTube channels, Radio &Television (RTV) Ubwiyunge, run by anti-Rwanda terrorist group CNRD-Ubwiyunge, Biruka described himself as a “revolutionary leader” whose mandate allegedly is to fight injustice in Rwanda. The remarks of Biruka, whose group has been implicated in terrorist attacks, clearly were meant to incite violence, with mutinying soldiers in Mali as his example.
Social media platforms users were quick to mock Biruka, laughing at his assertions as “trash, given the trust Rwandans have in their leadership. Biruka and his allies from the anti-Rwanda terror groups are worth no attention at all!” commented a Facebook account. “We Rwandans know better how far we have come, and the future we want,” he added.
Other observers point to recent trends in Europe where groups like Jambo asbl, all affiliated to genocide denialism, or anti-Rwanda terrorism, have been particularly active in their attempts to incite hate against the Rwandan administration. “All these groups, MRCD, Jambo, and others may have different names, but they all have the goal of trying to sow instability in Rwanda,” remarked a Diaspora source.
Biruka, a renowned terrorist who previously claimed responsibility of an armed terror attack on Rwanda that occurred on June 28, 2020 in Ruheru Sector of Nyaruguru District, Southern Province, is attempting to incite Rwandans “to disobey government laws.”
Biruka’s CNRD heads FLN, a terrorist militia responsible for armed attacks on the Rwandan soil. They include attacks of June, December 2018 in the Rwandan Southern and Western Province which claimed 6 innocent civilians and injured several others. The attack also set ablaze commuter buses, looting citizens’ belongings, and holding them hostage – before the latter were rescued by troops of the Rwanda Defense.