Tanzanian police arrested over student's death

Monday February 19 2018

Akwilina Akwilline. She was shot dead on

Akwilina Akwilline. She was shot dead on February 16,2108, as she was sitting in a public bus that happened to be passing by during a confrontation between police and opposition demonstrators in downtown Dar es Salaam, Tanzania . PHOTO | THE CITIZEN 

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Six Tanzanian police officers have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting a female student during an opposition demonstration in the main city of Dar es Salaam.

Witnesses say 22-year old Akwilina Akwilline was shot dead on Friday afternoon as she was sitting in a public bus that happened to be passing by during a confrontation between police and opposition demonstrators in downtown Dar es Salaam.

Ms Akwilline’s death has sparked debate about the security forces crackdown on opposition activities in the country.

President Magufuli said in a tweet in Swahili that he was ordering a swift investigation of the incident and for those responsible to be brought to justice.

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