Rwandan authorities have rushed three dead bodies to Nyamata Hospital for postmortem. The fresh naked bodies of three men bearing signs of strangling were discovered just meters away from Burundi Border.
According to witnesses at the scene at Nemba village, Rweru Sector, Bugesera district in Eastern Province, the dead men are believed to be aged between 25 and 30.
“The dead bodies look fresh (naked and seemingly strangled) and could have been thrown there around 03:00 A,” a source told Taarifa adding, that they were found, “5 metres inside our border from the borderline (demarcation).”
According to further details provided by our source, the strange lifeless bodies were discovered by Rwandans who were clearing the bush at the border area.
Murwanyashaka Oscar the Rweru Sector Executive secretary confirmed the incidence to Taarifa, adding, “This is not the first time Burundi has dumped bodies on Rwandan territory,” he said the Rwandan security apparatus is already investigating the incidence.
He said the three men looked like they were strangled to death; “they were stripped and carried no identification papers. The bush around shows the bodies were dragged into the Rwandan territory.”
Burundi has on several occasions tried to defame, incite and attack Rwanda but all bears no fruit as the Rwandan security is always on high alert. Two weeks ago, four unidentified gunmen from the Burundian military were killed Saturday after they attacked a defensive position of the Rwandan military in southern Rwanda.
Almost six years ago in August 2014, dozens of dead bodies wrapped in plastic bags were found floating on Lake Rweru shared by the two countries. That time, Burundi denied the victims numbering 40 were its nationals discovered in an advanced stage of decomposition.
Just a month later in September in 2014, three Italian nuns were found killed, two of them raped and decapitated. They were identified as Bernadetta Boggian 79, Lucia Pulici 75 and Olga Raschietti 82-both women had been stabbed, and their throats slit.
Months before the floating bodies found on Lake Rweru, a universal Periodic review conducted on Burundi in 2013 had raised concerns in the Human Rights Council about extrajudicial killings, impunity for human rights abuses, and restrictions on press freedom, among other issues.
Extrajudicial killings and disappearances of supporters of opposition parties in Burundi intensified through 2015 until the recently concluded elections.