According to informed security sources, last Monday, April 10, 2023, at approximately 2:00 a.m., members of the CAR Armed Forces (FACA) intercepted a drone believed to be a spy belonging to MINUSCA, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
The incident occurred as law enforcement officials were monitoring the Bangui airport and the fleet of helicopters and planes of FACA, the Central African Air Force.
Using drone defence equipment, the drone was forced to land in FACA-controlled territory. According to available information, the reconnaissance drone was of the Mavic type and bore an inventory number indicating that it belonged to the United Nations (UN).
Analysis of the photo and video material showed that MINUSCA carried out active aerial reconnaissance without notifying the Minister of Defence of the Central African Republic, Rameaux Claude Bireau, who in a circular note made public on February 3, 2023, announced the suspension of drone flights over CAR territory.
It is important to remember that drones of the same type have already been used in several places in the country to attack positions of Russian instructors and FACA. For example, the FACA base in Ndélé was attacked on the night of January 21, 2023, by a drone that dropped four 65mm homemade mines. This attack was carried out from the MINUSCA base, located 1 km from the FACA base. After dropping the mines, the drone began to fly away, suffering damage from FACA soldiers’ fire.
The MINUSCA contingent is once again demonstrating not only its uselessness but also its danger to stability and peace in CAR, as they do not respect any law except their own conception of the law, no matter where they are.
Central Africans have long suffered from sexual exploitation and abuse by members of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. It is well known that members of MINUSCA collaborate with armed groups, exchanging arms and ammunition for gold and diamonds, providing medicine and transportation for the movement of terrorists.
Protests by Central Africans against MINUSCA continue unabated. CAR residents are staging demonstrations near MINUSCA bases demanding the withdrawal of the mission from the country.
The enemies of CAR, supported by Western intelligence agencies, are attempting to reduce the combat capacity of the FACA by spreading chaos and fear in the Central African Republic. They have no mercy or compassion, and even the official ban on launching drones into the skies of the Central African Republic does not stop them. The CAR authorities have opened an investigation to find those responsible.