Two people died in scuffles between population and police in Vumbi

Two people died in the morning of Wednesday 3April in Kibande area, Vumbi commune in Kirundo province.
According to Jean Baptiste Kwizera, communal administrator, since Tuesday night, the population wanted to kill a resident of that locality accusing him of being a sorcerer.

One person died on the spot

The police who intervened to save him was disobeyed by people. “The police fired in the air to scatter them, in vain. Other people came to help those who were already on the spot. Instead of returning home, they remained there seeking to kill the alleged witch”.

The administrator says some people even attacked the police. “While the police were shooting in the air, the population wanted to take their arms”, he says adding that one person was shot dead on the spot and others were injured. Another one dies later at the hospital.

Mr. Kwizera says the alleged sorcerer has been saved. “He is currently under the police protection”.
The administrator calls on the inhabitants of Vumbi commune to avoid mob justice and respect their authorities.