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People of Rumonge province are called on to avoid taking the law into their own hands


Mar 2, 2024

RUMONGE March 2nd (ABP) – The governor of Rumonge province (southwest of Burundi), Mr. Léonard Niyonsaba, held on Tuesday February 27 a security meeting for municipal administrators, heads of provincial services and officials from the security and defense bodies working in Rumonge to remind people that it is strictly forbidden to take the law into their own hands.

That is after a woman from Bugarama commune, caught stealing from a sweet potato field, was lynched by the people.

Governor Niyonsaba calls on the people to contact the authorized authorities instead of taking the law into their own hands. He also advised village notables to be impartial when it comes to resolving disputes. He provided that advice after noting the malleability of certain hill notables when resolving conflicts within the population, as was pointed out by the municipal administrators during that meeting.

According to Mr. Niyonsaba, security meetings at all  villages will be held twice a month, at the beginning and at the end of the month, to thwart any attempt to disrupt security.

Note that during that meeting, two cases of suicide were reported at the same time in Muhuta commune.