5 Burundian “insurgents” surrender to security forces

At least five Burundian insurgents have since Sunday surrendered to security forces and showed a cache of arms at Musaga in the south of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, police sources said Tuesday evening.


“In total, five young men who were part of insurgents surrendered to security forces in Musaga,” said Burundian Police Deputy-Spokesman Moise Nkurunziza.

BurundiAccording to him, those “former insurgents” also helped security forces uncover a cache of arms that they were using.

Nkurunziza said those arms include nine guns of different types including one rocket launcher and seven guns of the Kalashnikov type, three grenades, several ammunitions and military uniforms.

In a separate police operation at the 14th avenue at Mutakura in the north of the capital Bujumbura, Nkurunziza indicated that security forces seized arms and other military materials including one gun of the Kalashnikov type, four chargers full of ammunitions, 11 military uniforms and four berets.

Since April 2015, with the outbreak of protests against the third term bid of President Nkurunziza and his controversial re-election in July 2015, violence has left over 400 dead in the east African nation, according to civil society groups. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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