Rwanda police has spoken out on two Ugandans shot dead on Saturday near Mpororo border post in Kamwezi Sub county Rukiga District.
Rwanda national police spokesperson JB Kabeera said Sunday that the incident happened at around 3:00am in Tabagwe sector Nyagatare district.
He said police officers on patrol intercepted a group of suspected smugglers who crossed inside Rwandan territory at an ungazetted border point with Uganda.
The smugglers became violent and assaulted police officers who reacted in self-defence shooting dead two while the rest escaped.
The deceased were identified as Job Ebindishanga and Bosco Tuheirwe, both Ugandans.
“An investigation into the incident has started,” Kabeera noted.
“Rwanda national police condemns violent behaviour by smugglers and urges the public especially those residing along the common border to focus on legal commercial activities using official border points.”