The incident has taken place in Nombe village, Terimbere cell, Nyundo sector of Rubavu district in Western Province.
IGIHE has learnt that unidentified thugs tried to force their way into the company’s premises and attempted to assault the security guard which triggered him to shot one of them while another thug ran away.
The Executive Secretary of Nyundo sector, Aron Habimana has confirmed the incident.
“Two thugs armed with machetes stormed the company to rob steel products which they were not doing for the first time. As they reached gates, a security guard stopped them. Instead of obeying his order, they attempted to stab him with their machetes. He shot one thug as a way of self-defense leaving another one running away,” he said.
The Spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Thierry B. Murangira has revealed that the security guard aged 42 has been arrested as investigation gets underway.
“RIB has launched investigation to establish circumstances under which the shooting happened,” he noted.
The security guard is detained at Kanama RIB Post awaiting further investigation before transferring his files to the Prosecution.