Attacking Rwanda is committing suicide – Minister Busingye

On 25 October 2019 at 02:36

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has said that safety and security in Rwanda is intact and warned infiltrators attacking Rwanda to destabilize the country that Rwanda’s security organs are awake to fight them back and ensure to they don’t go back.

The Minister was addressing the media this Thursday at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru on security status.

“We have experienced external infiltrations but what everyone should know is that attacking Rwanda is committing suicide; know that when you attack Rwanda you will not go back, those who decide to put down their weapons will get justice and those who resist will meet their fate, those who support and send people to attack us are also advised not to send people to die… our security and Rwandans, in general, are awake and they have proved that” Minister Busingye warned.

“We have the will and we will continue working with other countries to fight these terror attacks, our territory will not be used by anybody to destabilize our neighbors,” he added.

In December 2018, FLN fighters whose spokesperson Callixte a.k Sankara (currently detained in Rwanda) attacked Kitabi sector of Nyamagabe district where they burnt three vehicles killed two residents and left eight more injured.

At the time, Rwanda’s soldiers repelled them and killed three of the attackers while others fled to Burundi.

Recently, assailants raided residents in Kinigi sector of Musanze district during the night of 4th to 5th October 2019 where they killed 14 locals and injured more.

Following the attacks, security organs killed 19 of assailants and arrested 5.

Some of top commander rebel groups against Rwanda were killed while others were arrested by FARDC soldiers operations to wipe out rebel groups in DRC forests.

The top commander of FDLR, Gen Mudacumura was recently reported killed by FARDC soldiers while Rtd Major Mudathiru Habib and 24 co-accused members of P5 rebel group of Kayumba Nyamwasa were arrested and undergoing trial at Nyamirambo Military Tribunal.

The group comprises of members from Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and one Tanzanian-born with Malawi nationality.

All the 25 suspects were charged with four counts, namely; being part of an unlawful military outfit, treason, forming an illegal military outfit, and conniving with foreign countries to destabilize Rwanda.

Col. Ruhunga said that RIB cannot be everywhere to prevent and fight crimes and appealed to the media to play a great role in preventive reporting but also reporting wrongdoers saying that it is a “collective responsibility of all Rwandans to ensure a safer and crime free country.”

The Minister was addressing the media this Thursday at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru on security status.