Reports coming in from Rwanda confirm how the Police shot and killed two people after an attack on the streets.
According to info received; the “deceased attacked and wrestled to the ground a police officer who was on routine patrol,” Rwanda Police said on its Twitter account. “This prompted his colleague to fire at the attackers in self defense.”
The incident comes as the East African country imposes a two-week lockdown, from March 22, as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Rwanda has 41 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
“People should not confuse the measures taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 with this unfortunate incident,” the police said on Twitter.
Polisi y'u Rwanda yasobanuye ko abasore babiri yarasiye mu Karere ka Nyanza bikabaviramo urupfu, yabikoze nko kwitabara kuko bashatse kuyirwanya ubwo yabahagarikaga nyuma yo kubabona bahekeranye kuri moto kandi bitemewe muri iki gihe cyo kwirinda COVID-19. https://t.co/06CG9Enlkg pic.twitter.com/svCdmdS3ev— IGIHE (@IGIHE) March 26, 2020