Burundi’s Environment Minister Shot Dead
SAN FRANCISCO, January 01, (THEWILL) – An unknown gunman has killed Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Burundi's Environment Minister in the conflict-ridden East African nation.
A police spokesman said on Sunday that the Minister was shot dead with a pistol in the early hours of Sunday .
The tragic incident happened in the streets of the Rohero neighbourhood in the capital, Bujumbura, police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said on Twitter.
The police have arrested a woman over her alleged involvement in the assassination.
Burundi has been suffering from ongoing political violence since President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office in July 2015 elections.
Hundreds of people have been killed by police and armed opposition groups in the violence.
Story by Oputah David