Army commander’s killing escalates Burundi chaos
There is a spree of assassination attempts rocking the East African country.
Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, Senior Security Adviser in the office of the Vice President and former Deputy Force Commander of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) and
the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) was killed together with his wife and daughter in Bujumbura.
They were shot at the school premises as they dropped the daughter offer.
The assassination of Brigadier General Kararuza comes in the wake of several instances of politically-motivated assassination attempts, including another attacks on Monday on Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Social Affairs and Gender, as well as those on prominent members of the security forces.
This has sparked outrage from the international community.
“All such acts of violence serve no purpose other than to worsen the already volatile situation in Burundi,” said United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.
He urged for a rigorous and prompt investigation into the events.
African Union Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma also condemned the deadly violence saying it would impact on stability in the region.
Burundi was thrust into crisis since President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would run for a third term last April.
More than 400 people have been killed in the unrest.
– CAJ News
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