Assasination of Adolphe Nshimirimana could spark revenge killings and fuel further violence in the country
BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Gunfire rang out in Burundi’s capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Nkurunziza, who was re-elected last month, said in a televised address that he has ordered the police to find Lt. Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana’s killers within 10 days.
The killing of Nshimirimana — who was the senior presidential adviser for internal security — could spark revenge killings and further fuel violence that stemmed from Nkurunziza’s controversial bid for a third term. Nshimirimana was killed in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in the capital, Bujumbura.