The governor of Bujumbura province (western Burundi), Ms. Nadine Gacuti, said that the security in the Bujumbura Province has relatively been improved. She said it in a gathering on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, during the provincial security unit to analyze the security situation that prevailed during this month of January.
BIG PICTURE: Bujumbura Province, the province once beset by warring armies such as the then warring armies CNDD-FDD and FNL during the Burundi crisis from 1993 through 2004, is being reported to be calm in the terms of peace and security.
Some minor incidents reported.
Provincial Police Commissioner Déo Bigirimana reported that there were no major incidents, except for shots which were heard at Gisovu Hill, Kiyenzi area, in Kanyosha Commune, and the perpetrators were not apprehended.
Deo Bigirimana also regretted that 163 Burundians were forced to return from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and that they were qualified unwanted by Congolese, according to the documents that accompanied them.
These Burundians, were tired because they were beaten and imprisoned in the DRC, and according to their statements, they were stripped of all their belongings, Deo Bigirimana adds.
As part of the epidemiological surveillance, the provincial doctor, Dr. Joël Nibigira, indicated that in addition to the Ebola outbreak, the Bujumbura Health Province is working to control all movements of come and go on the border with the DRC, including those of these forced Burundian returnees from DRC.
The Director of the Provincial Office of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock ((BPEAE), Mr. Daniel Mazarahisha reported that the vaccination campaign for small ruminants in the 2nd stage keeps on going on well. He appealed to the administration to mobilize the population to bring all beasts to be vaccinated. He regretted that Nyabiraba Zone refused to vaccinate them because of its obscure beliefs.
Governor Gacuti urged everyone to work for the maintenance of peace and security as part of the cooperation system. If gunshots are heard, it is necessary that the police and administration work together to conduct investigations and identify perpetrators urgently, advised Mrs. Gacuti.
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