Incident Summary:

09/06/2020: Assailants opened fire on houses in Burambi district, Rumonge, Burundi. Three people, including Imbonerakure official Leonidas Nibayubahe and teacher Therese Hagabimana, were killed and two others were injured in the attack. The Resistance to the Rule of Law in Burundi (Red-Tabara) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attacks were part of an offensive against the "dictatorial ruling CNDD-FDD." Sources stated that the attacks were meant to show the new Burundian president "that [the Red-Tabara] exist and that he will have to deal with them."




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Burambi district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Houses
Nationality of Target Burundi
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Imbonerakure official Leonidas Nibayubahe and teacher Therese Hagabimana.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Resistance to the Rule of Law in Burundi (Red-Tabara) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"World: Education in Danger Monthly News Brief, September 2020," ReliefWeb, October 28, 2020.