The Government of Burundi has described as a new form of “terrorism” the assassination of former East African Affairs Minister and East Africa Legislative Assembly MP, order http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/sharedaddy.php Hasfa Mossi.
The lawmaker, viagra sale http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/classes/em-tag.php who had strong ties with Uganda, was gunned down in an ambush near her home in Gihosha in Bujumbura this Wednesday.
“The Government of Burundi expresses its strong indignation and condemns, in the strongest terms possible, this despicable act that does not constitute the first attack against a targeted political authority recently,” Bujumbura said in a statement on Thursday.
“And that reflects a new method of terrorism during the current crisis through murder and targeted attacks, apparently imported from outside considering the modus operandi of these terrorists.”
It remains unclear whom Bujumbura suspects of the killing.
Several high ranking military officers and government officials have been killed in targeted assassinations.
The country slipped into anarchy when President Pierre Nkurunziza sought a contested third term in office.
A section of the military took up arms to fight the government of Nkurunziza, leading to unprecedented violence.
The fighting between rebels and government forces has not only left a trail of destruction and bloodshed but also dismembered the country’s economy.
Burundi said Mossi’s assassination has “robbed Burundi of a personality who has worked hard especially to defend her country Burundi in the East African Community for its effective integration within the Community.”
The statement added: “This crime has been perpetrated at the same time as an active session of Inter-Burundi Dialogue currently underway in Arusha, Tanzania and at a time when the Conference and the Summit of Heads of State of the African Union is ongoing in Kigali, Rwanda. Burundi loses one of its most devoted children and her death leaves an unforgettable vacuum.”
Relevant authorities have since started investigations in order to “identify the perpetrators of the murder and their sponsors and that the full force of the law is applied on them,” according to Burundi officials.
The Government called upon the Burundian people to remain “calm and welded, and especially not to fall into the trap of this new and tragic provocation.”
It further requested those who “still hold illegal weapons to surrender them voluntarily and invites the public to create joint security committees to assist the authorities in charge of the disarmament and recovery of these instruments of death.”