Former chief of staff for President Pierre Nkurunziza in charge of the police, Commissioner William Nabindika’s home was attacked on Friday with grenade explosions and gun fire from automatic weapons.
According to Iwacu, the incident happened at midnight September 25, 2015.
Witnesses told Iwacu a grenade was thrown into Nabindika’s bedroom.
The house was occupied by his wife and children.
Some windows of the house were blown out and the Range Rover of the General was hit by grenade fragments.
An unexploded grenade was also found by police at the entrance of his house.
Nabindika fled after the failed coup of May 13, 2015.
ICGLR sends verification mission
The Council of Ministers of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has agreed to send a verification mission to Burundi and Rwanda to assess the reasons causes of tension between the two countries regarding the violation of the organisation’s security pact.
According to the Angolan Press Agency [APA], the decision to send the fact-finding mission was reached during a meeting of the ICGLR ministers held on the sidelines of the ongoing 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister Georges Chikoti, who chairs the ICGLR Council of Ministers, said the meeting discussed mainly the tension between Rwanda and Burundi.
He revealed that Burundi blames the forces or elements who sought shelter in Rwanda for causing trouble in its territory in violation of the pact on security, stability and development in the Great Lakes region.
He said the ministers called on Rwanda to cease supporting the Burundi rebels.
The minister also said that Burundi authorities have informed on the progress already achieved in their country, including the elections, the government of national reconciliation and creation of a commission to allow a debate on the issue of peace and stability.