Uganda has protested in the strongest terms the violation of its territorial integrity by Rwanda soldiers.
Uganda said the alleged raid occurred around 8pm on Friday at a border post near the Ugandan village of Kiruhura in Rukiga District.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in statement said Rwandan soldiers entered “about 50 metres into Ugandan territory” in pursuit of Batista, a businessman and resident of Nkoma cell, Ntarabwe Parish, Burasirazooba sub county, Nyagatare District in Rwanda, who rode into Uganda on a motorbike laden with goods from Uganda but made a U-turn on seeing the soldiers.
“The victim resisted attempts to arrest him, and he was shot to the head and killed instantly,” reads part of the statement adding that Nyesiga who tried to intervene was also shot dead. The soldiers then retreated into Rwanda.
Ugandan demands action
‘ ‘ the Ministry demands action be taken against the perpetrators of this attack. The government of Rwanda is strongly urged to take appropriate measures to avoid reoccurrence of such provocative incidents in the future’’ the statement reads in part.
Uganda said it is ready to hand over the body of the deceased Rwandan national on Monday 27th May 2019 at Katuna.
— Uganda Media Centre (@UgandaMediaCent) May 25, 2019