Burundi: Alain Nyamitwe could be the trigger for the killings of Hutu students at the University of Burundi in 1995

Burundi: Alain Nyamitwe could be the trigger for the killings of Hutu students at the University of Burundi in 1995
The former Hutu students of the University of Burundi from 1995 grouped together in their association ZIRIKANA UB-95 commemorate this July 9, 2020, « 25 years of traumatic memory of the assassination of Burundi University‘s Hutu students  » . It was June 11, 1995. A debate conference was planned at Campus Mutanga on two themes: « The eight steps to genocide » and « How to heal from mental trauma. »
The analysis of these themes suggests the opinion whether the assassination of these Hutu students would be qualified as genocide, or if it would be one of the stages of the genocide or simply if they just wanted to inform opinion on the stages of the genocide. Some would say in passing that genocide is generally prepared and carried out by the authorities. Remember that during this period, it was Sylvestre Ntibantunganye who was president of the Republic after the death of Melchior Ndadaye in 1993 and Cyprien Ntaryamira in 1994. A certain opinion says that Ntibantunganye did not have full power and particularly over the ‘army. Others will say that he was in league with the emerging rebellion. This is very likely. This is a big file; we will come back on it in detail.
No wonder it is called massacre, killing or genocide. Most still call it genocide by abuse of language because they seek political exploitation of this appellation. It’s like the indiscriminate repression of Micombero’s power in 1972 that claimed many Hutu victims. The intellectuals, traders, peasants who had a certain influence in society, were massacred. Children and women were generally spared. However, these events have become a slogan for Hutu extremists who seek to revolt others to exterminate Tutsis. What they call the 1972 Hutu genocide has become a pretext for planning and carrying out the Tutsi genocide. In 1993, the extremist Hutus of Frodebu who systematically killed men, women and children (until they gutted pregnant women) told the Tutsis before killing them that their fathers or grandfathers killed their parents in 1972. It is the same song which is repeated today within the authorities of the country resulting from the cnddfdd. As they know that the classification of genocide falls under the United Nation’s Security Council after investigations, they say so, not for the purpose of building, but to incite Hutus to complete the genocide of Tutsis not completed in 1993. On these mass killings of 1993, an international commission of inquiry was set up by the United Nation’s Security Council and drew up a report S / 1996/682 of August 22, 1996 qualifying the events of 1993, of genocide of the Tutsis by the hutus of Frodebu’s party. Unfortunately, the planners and the executioners were identified and were not punished except for a few individuals who stood out more like the Director of the Kibimba High School. The rest have gone unpunished and continue to teach the ideology of genocide and to prepare how to complete it. These are the big bosses of the cnddfdd now on power.
Let’s go back to the events of 1995. Eyewitnesses tell us that it was indeed Alain Nyamitwe, then a student at the University of Burundi in 1995, who started the killings of their Hutu friends. Indeed, he entered, with a pistol and a group of other young Hutus, to disturb a kermes organized in the Holy Spirit school. He was hidden by a white priest after action while the others fled to the campus, tropicana1. This is where Tutsi students allegedly met them and killed 11 of those who lived in this locality. The gun he had would he protect himself and the other Hutus? Possible . Because, we all know that during this period, there was a panic fear, and sometimes confrontations between young Hutus from Kamenge and Tutsis from Ngagara and elsewhere. Alain Nyamitwe is said to have returned from military training in Kamenge, training that many other Hutu students or civil servants were obliged to do, either to join the rebellion that had already started in Kamenge and in rural Bujumbura, or to kill the Tutsis, survivors of the 1993 genocide. They too were hunting Hutus, a means of expressing their anger at this genocide of 1993 which went unpunished. This led to the ethnic cleansing of the city when the Hutus and Tutsis initially lived together.
The killings at the University of Burundi are sometimes described as genocide by the Masters on power today because many of them were students. It is perhaps for this reason that General Nkurunziza heads their association ZIRIKANA UB-95. As already mentioned above, this event like April 29, 1972 is not celebrated solely to remember their disappeared, but above all to encourage Hutus, generation by generation, to always seek revenge / exterminate (against) Tutsis. How many students were killed that day? Testimonies from people who were at the university say that 11 people were only killed on the same day. A single Burundian who dies is a great loss for the country. But, honesty requires that a list of supporting names and photos be drawn up to clarify the opinion. A list currently circulating on social networks shows a certain Hugo Haramategeko, at number 25, who would be kidnapped from his home and reported missing on March 9, 2016. The list would include other young Hutus who were at the University who were gone into rebellion and died in rural Bujumbura and elsewhere. Indeed, this assassination triggered a movement of departure of many students towards the rebellion in Kamenge and especially in rural Bujumbura (all this military clique on power today would have left during this period). Witnesses say that some of them returned to the attack on the Kiriri campus in September 1995 where two Tutsi students were killed. Aside from the 11 killed at the Mutanga campus, the rest of those on the list are said to be killed in a pursuit during this attack on the Kiriri campus.
URN HITAMWONEZA shares the pain with all the Burundians, Hutus like Tutsis, who lost theirs life during these cyclical crises that the country experienced. But, we rebel against all those who want to use it politically to exterminate others. We have always demanded (and we will continue to shout) international inquiries for all these events (1965-1972-1988-1993-2015 until today ) so that the truth is well known and that those responsible are punished, the only way to let the rest of Burundians with clean hands (without blood on their hand ) live in peace.

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