January 21, local time, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Head of MINUSCA, Ndiaye, told the Council that the armed attacks in the Central African Republic surrounding the presidential election would continue and that MINUSCA urgently needed to increase peacekeepers and equipment and expand its mandate to effectively protect Civilians, help maintain the stability of the country, otherwise, armed groups may occupy the territory of the country for a long time.
Ndiaye said that the attacks on civilians, public institutions, the Central African Armed Forces and the United Nations MINUSCA faced unprecedented challenges, and he thanked the United Nations Security Council for its prompt approval in December last year for the temporary redeployment of two infantry companies and two military helicopters from UNMISS. .
Ndiaye said that based on the analysis of the current security situation, MINUSCA believes that the Patriots for Change Alliance will continue to use every opportunity to carry out violent and offensive activities to undermine the national stability and territorial integrity of the Central African Republic, which means that the tests faced by MINUSCA will further increase.
There is an urgent need for a “significant increase in the number of military personnel, police and prison personnel” in order to continue to maintain strong patrolling and security guard work.