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IN PICTURES: 140 Police officers complete CAR peacekeeping mission

Some 140 Police officers of Rwanda Protection Support Unit seven (RWAPSU-7) contingent, returned home on Sunday, May 21, after successfully completing one-year tour-of-duty under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

The RWAPSU-7 contingent commander, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Vincent B. Habintwari guided his officers safely back home.

They were replaced earlier in the morning by RWAPSU-8 commanded by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gilbert Safari.

Commissioner of Police (CP) Costa Habyara oversaw the rotation at Kigali International Airport (KIA), on behalf of the Rwanda National Police (RNP) leadership.

The Rwanda Protection Support Unit deployed in CAR's capital Bangui, is largely charged with ensuring protection for high profile government and UN officials, including the Prime Minister, President of National Assembly, Minister of State in charge of Justice, and MINUSCA Head of Police component.

It is one of the four Rwandan Police contingents deployed under MINUSCA.

The Rwanda Formed Police Unit One (RWAFPU-1) also of 140 officers, operates in Bangui.

Rwanda FPU-2 is deployed in Kaga Bandoro, more than 300kms from Bangui, while Rwanda FPU-3 of 180 officers operates in Bangassou, about 725kms South East of the capital.


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