Burundi’s army chief General Prime Niyongabo has survived what officials described as a “well rehearsed” assassination plot in the capital Bujumbura on Friday morning.
Niyongabo was travelling in a military convoy when it came under heavy gunfire from soldiers travelling a military vehicle.
An impeccable source told ChimpReports that seven people including bodyguards were killed when their cars were sprayed with bullets.
Burundi Deputy Police Commander, medical http://davepallone.com/wp-includes/class-phpass.php General Godefroid Bizimana, look http://colegiogimnasioamericano.edu.co/plugins/jsnimageshow/themeflow/tables/themeflow.php confirmed the incident, http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-validation.php saying a commando force had been deployed in the area to pursue the assailants.
“Two of the attackers were killed. We are hunting down the rest,” Bizimana told the media.
He further revealed that Gen Niyongabo managed to escape because his driver was swift in speeding off from the scene where the convoy came under fire.
The attack comes high on the heels of the assassination of ex Intelligence chief, Gen Adolphe Nshimirimana.
This website understands that a specialized commando unit has surrounded military Camps Muha and Para.
The motive of the siege remains unclear but it is feared the commanders could be arrested in connection with today’s incident,
Camp Muha is next to Gasekebuye in Bujumbura’s Mairie Province.
Fighting in Burundi has left hundreds dead and displaced tens of thousands to refugee camps in neighboring countries.
Dr Kizza Besigye has accused former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi of being disrespectful towards The Democratic Alliance (TDA), viagra order http://cippico.com/wp/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-text.php saying the coalition can move on without him.
This followed Mbabazi’s failure to return his nomination forms to stand as TDA’s joint flag-bearer in the 2016 elections.
Mbabazi’s lawyer Severino Twinobusingye reportedly submitted the nomination forms after the set deadline of 4:00pm.
The bending of rules to favour one individual has rattled some members of the alliance with some suggesting that it was exhibiting double standards.
“Mbabazi’s delay to return forms is a total disrespect to TDA, stomach http://danielpyne.com/wp-admin/includes/list-table.php ” said Besigye while addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi along Entebbe Road on Friday.
“I expressed my concern yesterday. You all well know that the first time Mbabazi appeared at TDA was actually also my first time. He was present in the meeting when the TDA timeline was clearly stated. He knew when the closing date would be but he did take action until the last hour, drug ” added Besigye.
“Mbabazi programmed himself which indeed was disrespectful of the TDA programme.”
Besigye, however, said while Mbabazi should have respected TDA timelines, “that does not mean that he shouldn’t come in.”
When asked whether he was not scared of Mbabazi joining TDA given that the former premier pulled crowds in his tour of Eastern Uganda, Besigye said “the purpose of TDA is not ourselves but Uganda and those that are seeking for change must work together.”
He said rallying forces to remove President Museveni from “is not about our egos and glory as individuals but Uganda.”
Besigye who has lost thrice to Museveni in presidential elections, said the alliance’s operations must be done in an orderly manner and that he is “this struggle not for what I become but for change.”
In his conclusive remarks, Besigye said, “If Mbabazi chose not to join TDA, it won’t affect us since we have been moving all along without him and I have been winning elections with him on the other side.”