Armed assailants kill woman in Rusizi

By IGIHE
On 28 December 2020 at 12:40

Unidentified armed assailants have raided the household of Fidèle Bavugamenshi in Rusizi district where they killed his wife, Olive Mukandayisenga and robbed Rwf 400,000.

The incident took place yesterday in Mpongora village, Gatsiro cell of Gihundwe sector in Rusizi district around 9pm.

It is said that two of three assailants were dressed in military-like uniforms while another one wore ordinary clothes.

Neighbors have explained that assailants asked the man to give them a gun yet he doesn’t possess it. The assailants immediately tied the man (involved in livestock trading business) and looted over Rwf 400,000 inside the house.

Bavugamenshi’s wife was shot in the ribs as she followed and begged assailants to leave a small amount.

IGIHE has learnt that the woman died along the way as a neighbor rushed her to the hospital on a motorbike.

The mayor of Rusizi district, Kayumba Ephrem has told IGIHE that investigation is underway to identify assailants.

“It is true that a resident has been killed by armed gangs who also robbed her over Rwf 400,000. Investigation is underway to identify masterminds behind the attack,” he said.

Kayumba appealed on residents to reinforce security and report suspected individuals on time.
The body has been taken to Gihundwe Hospital.


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