2 civilians killed, 8 injured in attack on Nyamagabe district
Written by: George Kalisa
Sunday, December 16th, 2018, 11:05
Rwanda’s Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Innocent Munyengango has confirmed that unknown attackers set ablaze three passenger vehicles late yesterday killing 2 and injuring 8 people in Rwanda’s Southern District of Nyamagabe.
Munyengango who said they have an idea of who is behind the attack in a statement he issued late yesterday said the attackers fled into Nyungwe forest, which straddles both Rwandan and Burundian territories.
“Today at 18:15 hrs in Cyitabi Sector of Nyamagabe District in Southern Rwanda, unidentified attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles, killing two civilians and injuring eight. The injured have been taken to Kigeme Hospital for treatment,” said the statement.
“We have been watching the situation in this area for some time now and have a good idea of who is behind today’s incident. We are in pursuit of the attackers and action will be taken against those responsible.” added the statement.
On Friday President Paul Kagame warned Burundi in a news conference in Kigali over continuous provocations.
The President said Burundi should stop using Rwanda as a scapegoat to explain the political crisis it is facing. Kagame was responding to a letter the Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza recently wrote to EAC Chairman Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accusing Rwanda of being responsible for the insecurity in Burundi.
"We have had all kinds of provocation from Burundi and we have not fallen for that. We have not been sucked into these provocations because that would be giving them what they want, to prove their point that they have no other problem except Rwanda" said President Kagame.
"We have to remind them that is not their business, because if they think it is their business then the question is they inviting us to make it our business to get involved in their politics," added Kagame.
Kagame told media that FDLR attackers killed two Rwandan troops and his forces killed several of them though he could not specify the figure. Local authorities in Rubavu said Rwandan army killed seven attackers.