The assassination attempt is confirmed by the Burundian Minister of Communication, Bankumukunzi Nestor, who also explained that they had very little information at this stage. The minister talks about a body guard killed and another wounded. Willy Nyamitwe be on him unharmed.
According Ikiriho, online newspaper close to the government, it would be slightly wounded in the arm. The online newspaper said the assassination attempt took place while the Communication Advisor of President Pierre Nkurunziza was about to go home.
Alain Aimé Nyamitwe, foreign minister and brother of Willy Nyamitwe said on his twitter account that he is a “vain attempt to destabilize republican institutions.”
Burundi’s power is accused by many human rights organizations to be responsible, since April 2015, a bloody political repression: 700 killed, 800 missing. According to the newspaper Ikiriho, Willy Nyamitwe had already been targeted by radical opponents of threats.