Rwandan Army Kidnap Ugandan Citizen at Kabaale

Suspected Rwandan security personnel in Kabale district has kidnapped a Ugandan national into their country.

The kidnapped is Levy Byomuhangi, a resident of Rugarama village in Nyinamuronzi ward, Katuna.

He was kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform at Mushenyi village, Karuhanga parish, Rubaya Sub County, about 20 metres away from Uganda-Rwanda border.

The Rubaya Sub County LC3 Chairperson Saime Twesigomwe say that the security personnel crossed into Uganda while pursuing suspected smugglers but instead arrested Byomuhangi after failing to trace the smugglers.

“Byomuhangi was heading home from Mushenyi village where he had spent the whole day burning charcoal before he was handcuffed and taken to Rwanda.” Twesigomwe explained saying they are now leaving under great fear of getting harmed.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nahamya, the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF 19th Battalion Commander says that Ugandan security officials have contacted their counterparts in Rwanda demanding for Byomuhangi’s release.

Last month, another resident Sydney, a resident of Kagogo village in Bigaga parish, Butanda Sub County, Kabale district was shot dead by Rwandan security accusing him of smuggling matchboxes.

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