Police in Rwanda Thursday shot a male Rwandan citizen as he attempted to cross into Uganda at the Katuna border post.
The incident occurred at Rushaki B Cell, Nyinamuronzi ward in Katuna town council.
The victim who has been identified as Nadayimana Innocent was shot in the right arm by officers of the Rwandan Police unit, Interforce, causing him several wounds. He is currently admitted at Katuna Medical Clinic.
The cause of the shooting is yet to be established, but Rwandan nationals are officially under restriction by their country’s authorities not to cross into Uganda.
In March, Rwanda “strongly” advised her nationals not to travel to Uganda. Rwandan students who study from Uganda on a daily were as well blocked from crossing for studies. Many were also stopped from attending their university graduation ceremonies in Uganda.
However, many Rwandan citizens would be seen desperately using illegal routes to enter into Uganda, which prompted their authorities to destroy the bridges they used as well as deploying heavily to stop any crossings.