Uwingeli informed IGIHE that the incident occurred in Jenda Sector of Nyabihu District. The suspect has been apprehended and is currently under investigation.
ACP Bonface Rutikanga, the Rwanda National Police Spokesperson, corroborated the incident, expressing uncertainty about the cause of the shooting between colleagues who had worked together for seven years.
While the suspect claimed the shooting was accidental, ACP Rutikanga emphasized that the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) will conduct a thorough investigation to establish the true nature of the incident.
He urged park rangers to exercise caution in adhering to safety protocols when using and handling firearms, and utilize their weapons solely for the purpose of protecting the park and combating poaching.