By: Command1post (Nancy Aheebwa)
Rwandan security manning a porous border with Uganda have shot dead follow Rwandan national and injured another one at near Uganda border.
The deceased has been identified as Muremi Chabobuzi, a resident of Burera District in Northern Province, Rwanda while the injured are Rusizi Rwamayanje and Ronald Nihabusa.
The incident occurred on Friday night at around 9:30 pm at Mushunga in Burera district.
Elly Matte , the Kigezi region police spokesperson says that both the deceased and injured together with a group of other Rwandan nationals had crossed back to Rwanda through a porous border of Muguri B before they were intercepted by Rwandan security officials in Mushunga a few meters away from the border.
Matte says that the victims had spent the whole evening in Muguri trading centre, Ryakarimira town council and later crossed with bags of smuggled local waragi. He says that in the process, when soldiers started shooting, the victims crossed back to Uganda but Chabobuzi was shot in the chest and buttocks while Rusizi was shot on the shoulder and Nihabusa on the leg.
He says that Chabobuzi died at Ryakarimira trading centre while being rushed to Muguri Health Centre II.
On Saturday morning security officials led by Dan Byaruhanga, Kigezi Region Police Commander, Brian Ampeire, Kabale District Police Commander rushed to the border to investigate the incident.
The injured were transported to Rubaya Health Centre IV.
Five Rwandan nationals who were in the company of the victims have been taken to Kabale police station to help in investigations.
They include Bosco Manirafasha, Erike Nyakanengo, Kasasira Nyabirikimusi, Jean Damuru Habyarimana, Haruna Nakirutimana and Theoden Marishimana.
Chabobuzi is the eighth person to be killed by Rwandan security operatives since the border closure in February 2019.