U.S. police seek Burundi robotics teens seen at Canada border
U.S. law implementation experts on Friday were looking for six young people from Burundi who disappeared after a mechanical autonomy rivalry in Washington, two of whom had been spotted intersection the outskirt into Canada.
The adolescents, matured 16 to 18, were most recently seen Tuesday after the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, Washington, D.C., police said.
“We have been in contact with the Metropolitan U.S. police Department; they disclosed to us that they are doing what they can to discover those adolescents,” Benjamin Manirakiza, leading advocate in the Burundi Embassy in Washington, said in a telephone meeting on Friday. “We have trust in the limit of the police.”
A Washington police representative said the youngsters’ vanishing was still under scrutiny on Friday and declined to state what U.S. state they have spotted intersection from.
The adolescents left their inn room enter cards in a chaperone’s sack, however, brought their garments with them when they exited, as indicated by FIRST Global, the U.S. non-benefit that composed the opposition.
Police have said they don’t trust treachery was included.
Two of the high schoolers – Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, and 16-year-old Don Ingabire – were spotted intersection the United States outskirt into Canada. The other missing Burundians were named as Nice Munezero, 17; Kevin Sabumukiza, 17; Richard Irakoze, 18; and Aristide Irambona, 18.
Authorities at Canada’s Border Services Agency, the movement and evacuee service and the Burundian international haven in Ottawa, said they had no data on the high schoolers’ whereabouts.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police declined to remark on the youngsters’ whereabouts and said that any individual who crossed the fringe wrongfully would come back to outskirt administrations.
“Intersection the Canadian fringe without revealing at a port of passage is unlawful,” said representative Annie Deslile, in an email. “On the off chance that the person who has wrongfully entered between ports of section cases to be an evacuee, he/she is then transported to a port of passage.”
A representative for U.S. police Traditions and Border Protection said the organisation had no data about the missing youngsters.
Secondary school understudies from more than 150 nations participated in the opposition. An all-young lady squad from Afghanistan drew overall consideration when President Donald Trump mediated after they were denied U.S. visas.
Burundi has for some time been tormented by current war and other viciousness. Battling has murdered no less than 700 individuals and constrained 400,000 from their homes since April 2015.