Yaounde, Cameroon – (African Boulevard News) – The Head of East African peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Major General Jeff Nyagah, has resigned, citing harassment as the reason for his decision. General Nyagah was the commander of the regional peacekeeping force deployed to put a halt to the advances of an armed group in the eastern part of the African nation.
According to reports, General Nyagah tendered his resignation letter to the East African Community (EAC) Secretary-General, Liberat Mfumukeko, on Friday, saying that his decision was due to harassment from some of his colleagues at the force. The General had been in charge of the peacekeeping mission since its deployment in the DRC in 2022.
“It is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation from my position as the commander of the East African peacekeeping mission in the eastern DRC. I have faced harassment from some of my colleagues at the force, and I feel that my continued service as the head of the mission will no longer be possible,” General Nyagah said in his resignation letter.
The East African peacekeeping force has been operating in the eastern DRC in a bid to stabilize the region, which has been plagued by violence and instability for years. Reports suggest that the force has been able to make some significant gains in their operations, including the reduction of violence and the restoration of peace in some parts of the region.
General Nyagah’s resignation comes as a significant setback to the peacekeeping mission, and analysts fear that it could lead to a delay in the implementation of the peace process in the region.
Reacting to the news of General Nyagah’s resignation, the EAC Secretary-General, Liberat Mfumukeko, commended the General for his service to the mission, describing him as an outstanding leader who had contributed significantly to the peacekeeping operation.
“We are saddened by the resignation of General Nyagah, but we respect his decision. He has been an outstanding leader, and we will miss his dedication and service to the peacekeeping mission. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” Secretary-General Mfumukeko said.
In conclusion, the resignation of General Nyagah has come as a surprise to many, and it remains to be seen who will take over the command of the East African peacekeeping force in the DRC. However, one thing is clear, the peacekeeping mission is critical to the stability of the region, and concerted efforts must be made to ensure that it continues to make progress towards its objectives.