accused Rwanda of sending troops earlier this month to attack one of
its military positions and pledged to "use legitimate defense”
if its northern neighbor continues the hostility.
Burundian soldiers were killed when gunmen attacked their camp close
to the Rwandan border on November 16. The invaders retreated back
into Rwanda after the attack.
avails itself of this opportunity to warn Rwanda against these
repetitive and multifaceted attacks against Burundi and wants the
international community to take note,” the government’s
spokesman, Prosper Ntahorwamiye, told reporters on Thursday in
added that in case of recidivism, the government of the Republic of
Burundi reserves the right of legitimate defense.
Rwandan army’s spokesman, Innocent Munyengango, dismissed the
allegation and asked Burundi for evidence.
we were to do it, it would be in broad daylight,” he said by phone
from the capital, Kigali.
reported past incidents of aggression to the United Nations, the
African Union and the East African Community but none of the
international organizations responded or censured Rwanda for the
nothing is done, such acts by Rwanda against Burundi constitute a
threat to the peace and security of the entire African Great Lakes
region,” Ntahorwamiye said.