Two soldiers arrested over civilian kill

By Théophile Niyitegeka
On 11 May 2017 at 09:52

Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) has arrested two soldiers on patrol suspected of having got involved in the shooting to death of a civilian in Gikondo.
The incident happened yesterday in the wee hours of the morning around 1:00 hours. It is said one of the two soldiers shot dead the civilian amidst heated arguments.
RDF spokesperson,Lt Col René Ngendahimana has told IGIHE that two soldiers suspected of involvement in the civilian’s death have been arrested.
“The incident occurred today night (...)

Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) has arrested two soldiers on patrol suspected of having got involved in the shooting to death of a civilian in Gikondo.

The incident happened yesterday in the wee hours of the morning around 1:00 hours. It is said one of the two soldiers shot dead the civilian amidst heated arguments.

RDF spokesperson,Lt Col René Ngendahimana has told IGIHE that two soldiers suspected of involvement in the civilian’s death have been arrested.

“The incident occurred today night at 1:00 hours. It is said that one of our two soldiers on patrol shot a civilian who unfortunately didn’t survive the bullet,” he said.

Lt Col Ngendahimana described it as a saddening act adding that investigations of the two suspected soldiers are underway.

“We have not yet identified circumstances of the fatal shooting but investigations have started. The two suspected soldiers have been arrested immediately,” he said.

RDF has sent condolences to the bereaved family and assured them that justice will be delivered.

RDF spokesperson,Lt Col René Ngendahimana

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