Central African Republic Army Urged To Be More Offensive Against Rebels

The Galaxy leader berated the FACA for always being on the defensive after rebels' attacks.

Galaxy’s leader of the Central African Republic citizen movement says the country’s armed forces, FACA, should be more offensive and aggressive against rebel groups.

Blaise Didatien KJossimatchi, said FACA forces, rather than taking the initiative by constantly going on the offensive against rebel combatants, usually wait until they are attacked before defending themselves.

KJossimatchi is accused by the Central African Republic opposition and progressive forces of being a vassal for the government of President Faustin Archange Touadera and his Russian mercenary supporters.

“We demand with the insistence that the Minister of Defense and the Reconstruction of the Army, as well as the army general staff, be offensive and not defensive,” he said in a statement just made public, adding that the FACA forces must increase their foot patrols to chase away rebel groups.

“We call on the FACA forces to increase foot patrols within street corridors to neutralise the mercenaries disturbing our country,” the Galaxy leader said.

Speaking on the declarations of Kossimatchi, a sub-officer of FACA who opted for anonymity said the Galaxy leader was an impostor.

“What does that caricature have in his head to impose any military strategy on us? Let him be content with the 2,000 FCFA which Wagner gives him weekly and leave us in peace,” the officer said.

“He intrudes everywhere. If he has a psychological problem, let him have himself treated.”

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