According to a statement from Rwanda National Police, the assailants were armed with traditional arms and guns.
" During the night of 4th to 5th October 2019, armed gangs of whom the majority were equipped with traditional arms raided Kinigi sector in Musanze district where they killed and injured residents," reads part of the statement signed by Police Spokesperson, John Bosco Kabera.
" These assailants killed eight people including six, with traditional weapons and two-shot dead. They also injured 18 others who were taken to hospital," adds the statement.
Security officials rushed for intervention and comforting residents affected by the attack.
Masterminds behind the attack are on the run.