Militia leader arrested for killing of UN peacekeepers in Congo

Militia leader arrested for killing of UN peacekeepers in Congo

[JURIST] Floribert Ndjabu, leader of the Nationalist and Integrationist Front in the Democratic Republic of Congo [BBC country profile], was arrested Tuesday over the killing of nine UN peacekeepers last week. Ndjabu was captured in a health clinic in the capital city of Kinshasa. Ndjabu's militia operated in the lawless north-eastern region of Ituri. The UN has since suspended relief work in Ituri [UN News report], citing the high risk involved. Currently, there are 12,000 UN peacekeepers in the Congo, following a 2002 deal to end five years of civil war. BBC News has more.