Rwandan authorities on Thursday arrested three Ugandans according to Tanzanian newspaper The Citizen. Gordon Tugumisirize, Zabulon Komunda and Marvelous Naturinda, all residents of Bwaya village in Buramba Parish, Kabale District are under custody in Rwanda- the paper reported on Saturday.
According to the report, the three Ugandans were arrested while in Kivuye Market in Burera District, in Rwanda’s Northern Province.
Mr Jasper Twinamatsiko, a relative of the victims says that the three men had crossed to Rwanda to sell sorghum in the market when security operatives surrounded and arrested them.
Mr Twinamatisko said that they were informed that the three are being detained at Burera District police headquarters.
Mr Saime Twesigwome, the Rubaya Sub-county chairperson said that five other Ugandans who were also selling sorghum in the market fled and crossed back to Uganda.
Twesigwome says that the victims had crossed to Rwanda through porous borders points to sell sorghum which is currently on high demand in Rwanda.
This comes just weeks after the two neighboring countries exchanged prisoners in a bid to ease diplomatic tensions that have existed for close to a year.