Three dead bodies found on Rwanda-Burundi border

Dead bodies of three unidentified individuals, all men, were on Friday morning discovered a few metres inside the Rwandan territory, near the country’s borderline with Burundi, The New Times has reported.

The victims, who according to officials seemed to have succumbed to strangulation, were discovered in Nemba Cell, Rweru Sector in Bugesera District.

According to eyewitnesses, all victims were young men believed to be between 25 and 30 years of age.

They were discovered by members of the Reserve Force of Rwanda Defence Force who were clearing the bush near the border demarcation with Burundi. The bodies had been dumped within at least five metres from the Burundian side.

According to eye witnesses, the bodies were still fresh, and it was most likely that the victims had been killed early morning on Friday and dumped there before day break.

Speaking to The New Times, Police Spokesperson Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera confirmed the incident, saying that investigation teams were already on ground to ascertain the circumstances under which the bodies ended up in Rwanda.

This is not the first time mysterious bodies originating from Burundi have ended up at the border area with Rwanda.

According to Murwanashyaka, there have been previous incidents where people were killed from across in Burundi and bodies dumped on the Rwandan side or even in Burundi but near the Rwandan border.