Easter Swoop: Rwanda Security Recover Military Items

salve geneva; font-size: small;”>In a targeted cordon and search operation conducted in Mwaga cell, Bushekeri sector, Nyamasheke District last week, Police and other security organs 16 Congolese and 5 prostitutes.

Several military items were recovered including a beret and boots, cementing fears the area could have been infiltrated by rebels.

Dozens have since been killed in a recent spate of grenade attacks in Kigali and other neighbouring suburbs.

The operation was aimed at intercepting idlers and people with no proper identifications, according to police spokesman Superintendent Theos Badege.

According to residents, they informed Police because of the increased crime late in the area.

The area residents had been notorious for hosting people without identification and thieves. Crimes such as assaults, prostitution and robberies were also rife in the area.

Badege notes the arrests and confiscation of items shows the impact of good cooperation between the public and Police.

“It’s within the public interests to report criminals and crime incidences. Obviously the residents are relieved after the arrests thanks to their “had enough” attitude to criminals,” says Badege.


Badege points out that such targeted searches were important to intercept criminals and that they are done in the spirit of ensuring a crime free society.

He encourages residents to keep on reporting criminal offenses to ensure that culprits are brought to book.

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