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The Burundi National Assembly condemns grenade attacks in economic capital


Sep 27, 2021

BUJUMBURA September 27th (ABP) – The National Assembly strongly condemns the grenade attacks that occurred on September 19 and 20, 2021, especially in Bujumbura, the economic capital of Burundi, in the parking lots of transport buses and reporting two people dead and 104 people injured, according to a press release made public on Friday September 24, 2021 and signed by the Speaker of that institution, Mr. Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe.

Through that press release, which was read by the spokesperson for the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Alexis Badian Ndayihimbaze, the lower house of parliament condemns those terrorist attacks which only aim to tarnish the image of the country, especially on the international level at the time when the President of the Republic, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, takes part in the assizes of the 76th ordinary session of the General Assembly of the Member States of the United Nations which is held in New York in the USA.

That institution sends its most saddened condolences to the families suffering from these murderous attacks and wishes speedy recovery to those injured, said this press release. Meanwhile, the lower house of parliament thanks the government for quickly joining forces with the victims to comfort them and for visiting the injured and promising to bear the costs of treatment. It asks the competent authorities to continue to carry out in-depth investigations in order to bring to the Burundian population all the light relating to these despicable acts. It also calls for the perpetrators of those acts to be punished in accordance with the law.

To that end, the National Assembly calls on the Burundian population to remain united and calm while continuing to safeguard peace and security.

It calls on the international community to arrest and hand over to the Burundian authorities the terrorists already identified so that they can be brought to justice in Burundi, the statement concluded.