Burundi, Bubanza –  An armed gang ambushed the vehicle of the governor of the province of Bubanza, M. Tharcisse Niyongabo, on the night of Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The local administration asserts that there were no victims or material damages.

According to information received from the administrator of Gihanga Commune M. Léopold NDAYISABA, the ambush occurred around 8 pm in the locality of the cross-road number 5 in Gihanga on the National Road number 5 that leads to Cibitoke from Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi.

M. Léopold NDAYISABA also said that this gang ran away after a brief shootout between governor’s body guards and the gang.

The governor was returning from a security meeting in Gihanga.