The Nyabugogo operation was the fourth he commanded. He was too confident. He was the best at rolling, taking position, personal security, and coordination.
No person on earth could understand the language and signals they used to communicate to one another. When a group member identified a target person, he would let them know immediately.
“There kamuzi a giro”. ‘giro’ was the short cut for Rujugiro and ‘giro’ was used to refer to somebody who was carrying a lot of money. Rujugiro was the richest man in Rwanda by then. The sentence would have been “There comes the rich man!”
Indeed, there were many words in their vocabulary which not even an angel could understand. A lady visibly rich emerged from the supermarket.
“There kame a giro man! Dora shouted. Dora was the only girl in their group. She was about fifteen years old. Dora had already tipped Gahima that her hand bag contained Frw50 million.
He positioned my boys and he assigned Gerald the duty of grabbing the lady’s bag. Gerald was the strongest in their gang. The instruction he gave him was very simple – to grab the bag and take off.
The lady had a bodyguard in civilian clothes whom they had not recognised. As soon as Gerald grabbed the bag the escort kicked him in the stomach. Dozens of bundles of notes of Frw5, 000 scattered all over the place during the fight.
The Major General commanded them to pick the bag that had fallen on the ground and he immediately fired rapidly in the air. He said he wanted other people who wanted to get rich by a stroke of chance to run away from the seen.
This is when Maj. Gen. Gahima discovered that every human being values his or her life. Both men and women flew in different directions.
But the bodyguard had refused to get off Gerald. He had seized him by the neck. His reward was death. Without a second thought, Gahima shot him in the forehead and he fell on his stomach.
To be exact, he kissed his grandfathers who died many years ago. The commander on duty that day made sure he joined them by accompanying him with a second bullet.