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EXCLUSIVE! Rwanda’s Security Organs Shoot at Rwandan Smugglers, One Dies On Arrival At Ugandan Hospital

By Francis Otucu

Rwanda’s joint security organ Friday night engaged in a shooting that left one of its citgizens dead, two seriously injured while five have been held by Ugandan authorities for questioning.

Irrefutable sources say 10 Rwandan nationals crossed into Uganda to smuggle waragi at 9pm last night.

However, on their way back, slightly 100m from Uganda’s border into Rwanda, at Nyakena village, Kivuye sub-county, Bulera district in Rwanda, the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) and Rwanda Police attacked them. They had to run back into Uganda, a security source told this news site.

“One person identified as Kyaboobo Bizumuremye, 23, of Sebukuma village, Musenda parish, Gatebe sub-county  Burera district Rwanda, died  on his way to Rubaya Hospital,” a security source told us last night.

The deceased was being rushed by colleagues to a Ugandan hospital.

The other smuggler victims seriously injured are; Lusizi Rwamayangye, 22 and Nyihabusa Ronald, 23.

The injured were rushed to Rubaya HC4 for further management and have Saturday been transferred to Kabale referral hospital while the deceased body is at the hospital mortuary for postmortem.  

Five people have been held in Uganda for questioning. They are; Broshimana Taodore,  19, Manirafashe  Bosco, 22, Aron Nagitimana, 18, Kasasira Jabiriimasi, 17, and Habyarimana  Jandamuru, 17.

Inquiries are underway, after which the body will be handed over to Rwandan authorities.

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