Suspected armed bandits believed to have crossed over from a neighbouring country have been terrorising people in Ngara District in the past three days, robbing properties and killing people.
Latest reports from Ngara have it that on Tuesday night, the armed bandits invaded Mukalinzi village of Murusagamba ward, robbed residents of their properties and wounded two villagers identified as Marius Gerald (26) and Bernard Miburo (28).
Miburo and Gerald were currently recuperating at Rulenge Mission Hospital with gunshot wounds. On Sunday night a group of armed bandits invaded Kumunazi village where they robbed and shot dead one person who was identified as Minani Lucas (25).
On same night the bandits also invaded Keza village and wounded another villager identified as Deus Gervase (25), who has also been admitted to Rulenge hospital. The Minister for Home Affairs Mwigulu Nchemba has urged residents in Kagera Region to remain vigilant and report aliens to relevant authorities for necessary action.
He has, however, urged them to remain calm, assuring that the borders with neighbouring countries are safe and there was no reason for tension.
Minister Nchemba made the remarks after he received a report presented to him by Kyerwa District Commissioner (DC), Col Shaban Lissu. In his report, Mr Lissu informed the Minister that nine Tanzanians were mysteriously killed while fishing along Lake Goma and River Kagera along the Tanzania- Rwanda border.
According to Mr Lissu, the killings happened between April and July, this year. He did not, however, reveal the names of the missing persons. Following the report, Minister Mwigulu made a spot-visit at Kitwechenkura fish landing site where he addressed a public meeting.
He directed authorities in Kyerwa District to form a probe team to investigate the killings. Minister Mwigulu was in Kagera for a three-day tour of the region, and he inspected border posts in Ngara, Karagwe and Kyerwa districts.