During the 76th session of the UN General Assambly that is taking place in New York, USA, Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye called for the global unity in fight against terrorism.
Burundi’s president called on the UN member states to undertake initiatives to combat poverty and take strict sanctions against terrorist groups and those supporting them.
“We are concerned by the proliferation of terrorism in region whose leaders are ADF and Tabara Network based in the Eastern DRC. They recruit young unemployed people and blindly kill peaceful and Innocent citizens. I remain convinced that these groups constitute a threat not only to the region but also to the human kind,” president Evariste Ndayishimiye.
The Burundian president said that countries must put their strength together and fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
His address to the UN General Assembly comes as the Attorney General of the republic of Burundi Sylvestre Nyandwi announced that the recent grenade attacks in the country were perpetrated by some ‘fugitive politician’ including Alexis Sinduhije leader of MSD political party, François Nyamoya the MSD General Secretary and Marguerite Barankitse an activist and founder of Maison Shalom.
International arrest warrants have been issued to the accused individuals linked to the recent grenade attacks that has claimed more than five people in Bujumbura.
Burundi government has called on partner states to help arrest the accused individuals so that they can be extradited to Burundi and face justice.