Three people killed in Cibitoke province

At least three people were reportedly killed in an attack perpetrated on “Camakombe” hill in Mugina Commune of Cibitoke western province. “A mother and her child were shot dead when armed people attacked her household at around 3:25 a.m. on October 8”, says a neighbor of the victim.

CIBITOKE1He says they heard gunshots and cries in the locality during the night. He says the neighbors decided to go the crime scene in the early morning. “We discovered the two dead bodies on the spot. Those who shot them also attacked another household and wounded a 13 year-old child who was later on taken to hospital for treatment but died on the way,” he says.

Local residents appeal to the administrative officials and security forces to increase security in the locality. “Camakombe” locality is near Ruhwa border. We don’t know where the attackers came from. We fear being attacked at any time”, says a woman met in the area.

Joseph Iteriteka, Cibitoke Province Governor says the attackers would have come from the neighboring Rwanda. He urges the joint security committees to be more vigilant. “Murderers commit crimes at any time. Security must be strengthened during the day as in the night,” he says. Mr. Iteriteka also calls on local residents to control the movement of new people in their locality: “Each movement must be controlled. Perpetrators can come in the country as tourists,” he says.

In a tweet, the Ministry of Public Security said that terrorists come from and pulled back in Rwanda after attacking the household of Ndayisenga Ernest and killing his wife and injuring his two-year-old kid.