The government of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has refuted claims suggesting that armed men shot dead two Rwandans yesterday night on the border between two countries.
Burundi a while ago issued a statement denying knowledge of armed military groups which have crossed the border into neighbouring Rwanda.
The spokesman Col. Gaspard Baratuza said, “Burundi Government will never accept that criminals or troublemakers from neighbouring countries find refuge in the country.”
TrumpetNews yesterday broke news how a statement from Rwanda government spokesperson Lt Col René Ngendahimana indicated that the attack took place today 12th march 2017 at around 0100hrs.
The unidentified gunmen withdrew to Burundi as the incident took place near the border.
“Investigations into the incident have started to establish the identity of the attackers.” Part of the statement reads
This development comes at a time when the relations between the two East African countries have gone to dogs with the Burundi government accusing Rwanda of meddling in its political affairs.
Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza recently accused Rwanda of supporting the rebels fighting against his government and it wouldn’t be the first time Rwanda has fuelled rebellions in a neighbouring country.
However, Burundi’sPresident Paul Kagame denies the accusations, criticizing Nkurunziza for the current political climate in his country.
According to residents, the attackers also left behind papers bearing inscriptions of FDD – an abbreviation for Forces for the Defense of Democracy which is part of the ruling party coalition party.