The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) reports that on Friday 8 May 2020, in Rweru sector of Bugesera district in the Eastern Province,
“A group of fishermen from Burundi illegally crossed into the Rwandan waters in Lake Rweru. While Rwanda Defence Force was ordering the fishermen to return back to their country, Burundian soldiers intervened from their side and started shooting at RDF; which retaliated.”
The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) suffered no casualties during the gunfire exchange and the attackers returned back to Burundi, said the report.
Lake Rweru’s northern shore forms part of Rwanda’s border with Burundi.