Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on recent killings in Burundi
The Secretary-General condemns the killing of nine civilians and two police officers in Bujumbura on 13 October, amid exchanges of heavy of gunfire in several neighborhoods of the city. The civilians, including a staff member of the International Organization for Migration, Mr. Evariste Mbonihankuye, were reportedly shot at close range.
The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims. He urges Burundian authorities to undertake a rigorous and prompt investigation into the circumstances and motives behind these despicable crimes in order to ensure that their perpetrators are brought to justice.
New York, 15 October 2015