Minister of Trade, Industry, and Tourism Euphrasie Bigirimana of Burundi

FRODEBU Secretary-General Euphrasie Bigirimana said the police had left the homes of Cimpaye and Simbara, which they had sealed off on the previous day.
In a statement issued on Wednesday after a meeting of the party's senior officials, Bigirimana said FRODEBU was calling on the international community, particularly the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union and member countries of the Great Lakes Initiative on Burundi to closely follow the situation in Burundi in order "to prevent any social and political havoc.
FRODEBU Secretary-General Euphrasie Bigirimana said this action against the FRODEBU officials was "nothing but the continuation by the CNDD-FDD government to the rights of FRODEBU members, and those who are not in their party.
Bigirimana said Ndayizeye was in custody and being questioned by police who have already arrested eight other suspects, including senior opposition officials, about the alleged plot to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza.