Fishermen in Rilima Sector, Bugesera District, yesterday morning, found the body of a man on the banks of Lake Kidogo. It is believed the unidentified man was the victim of a crocodile attack.
Jean Damascene Nyandwi, a fisherman who first saw the remains, told The New Times that he was on his routine work when he bumped into the body.
“There is no doubt that this person was mauled by crocodiles. There are signs that he was trapped some days ago,” Nyandwi narrated.
The fisherman added that this is the second time such an incident had taken place in recent times.
“Crocodiles have not been a threat on this lake like it is on Lakes Rumira and Gashanga. It is scary because this may be the beginning of ugly incidents,” he said.
The body was mutilated beyond recognition. Some residents, however, said that reports from neighbouring Gashora Sector indicated that a resident had gone missing.
Other residents said that fishing attracts people to the lake.
The Executive Secretary of the Sector, Gaspard Gasirabo, confirmed the incident and advised residents to be on the alert, warning that crocodiles from other lakes may be moving to Kidogo.
“This incident should serve as a warning to residents; otherwise we are most likely to experience many other cases.”