Editorial

Armed men who attacked Rwanda village were not from Burundi-Ntahija

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By The Voice reporter

newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

Bujumbura, Burundi-security in Bujumbura has denied the allegations the attackers who found their way to Rwandan side, were actually from Burundi.

Following the night of July 1, 2018, at 23H30, armed robbers attacked in Nyaruguru District, Nyabimata sector, Ruhengeri District Police officers persuaded the suspects to Nyungwe forest were they disappeared in a thin air.

Ministry of Security the Republic of Burundi Spokesman Terence Ntahiraja, told BBC that Rwandan security statement which claimed that the armed attackers came from Burundi was a lie.

On the night of July 1, 2018 at 23H30, armed robbers attacked in Nyaruguru District, Nyabimata Sector, Ruhinga District in Cyamuzi village.

These armed men stole people’s property, including food and goods, and shot in the air which Rwandan security say it was for scaring off the community.

The same incident happened twice in two weeks in the same area.

On the night of June 19, 2018, unidentified gunmen killed two people in Nyaruguru, including executive secretary of Nyabimata Sector, Nsengiyumva Vincent, also burned his car and a motorcycle and six people were injured.

Earlier on June 10, 2018, the armed forces and the armed forces, attacked the residents of Ngera Sector in Nyaruguru and stole televisions, boats, and other goods.

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