The deceased, Jean Hakizimana, 35, met his demise at a section where River Nabarongo snakes through Rubumba Village where it is normally flooded.
Residents of the area where the incident took place say that various aqua-based animals, including crocodiles and hippopotamuses, are on a rampage in the area in recent days as another resident was recently killed by a crocodile.
Kamonyi District Mayor Kayitesi Alice has said Hakizimana Jean’s body is not yet found, adding that residents of the area are required to avoid places from where crocodiles breed.
“Citizens are required to refrain from leaving their homes and those fishing from the river should know the boundaries. The said victim had crossed boundaries where human navigation is prohibited.”