CMI ‘abducts’ two Rwandans

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Head of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), Brig Gen Abel Kandiho.

Rwandan National Police has accused Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence [CMI] of abducting its nationals.

The incident reportedly happened today, Sunday at 12:30 pm.

Those abducted are Samvura Pierre, 47, and Habiyaremye Eric, 25.

The two are residents of Gahamba village, Tabagwe cell, Tabagwe sector, Nyagatare district, the same area at the border where the recent incident involving smugglers, who lost their lives, took place.

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Samvura and Habiyambere were abducted at Gasheke, 1.5km inside Uganda where they had gone to attend a baptism ceremony of the son of their friend Muhwezi Silver.

According to a resident who is close to the two kidnapped Rwandans, they were invited by a Ugandan friend identified as Silver and while at Rwamatunguru Catholic Church, Ugandan soldiers picked them from inside church, put them in car which drove them straight to prison

The two Rwandans had earlier been urged by their friends not to go to Uganda because they feared they would be putting their lives in danger.

However, they ignored the warning, insisting that they needed to honour Muhwezi’s invitation, according to Rwanda police.

On Friday, Rwandan soldiers shot and killed two people including a Ugandan in Rukiga district.

Rwanda has since denied the claim saying the two smugglers were killed in Nyagatare district and had attacked their officers with machetes.

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