By Jean Gatera
A Rwandan terrorist platform made up of RNC, FDU-Inkingi, Amahoro PC, and PS Imberakuri – the so-called P4 – has sent social media in peals of laughter with “a congratulatory message” to the US President Elect Joe Biden. Initially known as the “P5 Group” made up of five terrorist organizations, it has disintegrated to 3 or 4 members and their public relations stunt is a desperate attention-seeking act, commentators say.
No US administration, whether Democrat or Republican, has any tolerance for groups that launch attacks that kill innocent civilians, loot, rape and inflict other atrocities. “P4 would be regarded no differently than al Qaeda or al Shabaab by any US administration,” commented a security analyst.
Signed by Jerome Nayigiziki of RNC, the “congratulatory message” has become a laughingstock.
“These P5 terrorists would stay quiet and hidden from public view if they were wise. After their responsibility for the grenade attacks in Rwanda, or other outrages like the Kinigi attack last year, these terrorists should be very worried about arrest by any US administration, or other foreign countries,” a Facebook account commented.
The Kinigi attack by terrorists of the RUD-Urunana group killed 14 innocent civilians in Northern Province on 4October last year. “We were also funded by P5 coalition members based in Europe” confessed Theogene Habumukiza, one of the attackers captured by the Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) after it had put most of the terrorists out of action. According to a US justice department document, (citing U.N. DRC sanctions monitors), Nayigiziki’s group was mobilizing armed combatants in DRC’s South Kivu province in 2018.
“Do these people actually think someone like Joe Biden, who was US vice president for eight years, won’t be able to know who they are?” asked a commentator on security issues.