Rwandan security forces killed Saturday an imam suspected to be an IS recruiter in the small central Africa country.
Muhammad Mugemangango, a deputy imam at Kimiromko, in the capital Kigali was gunned down Saturday after he tried to flee as police took him on board a vehicle heading to his house for a search.
“He was immediately gunned down as he hopped out of the vehicle,” police said in a statement.
Security authority accused him of recruiting and luring youth for the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
According to the Rwandan police spokesman Celestin Twahirwa this is the first IS recruiting case registered in the country dominated by Roman Catholics.
Security authorities explained that they have discovered terrorist networks thanks to intelligence through cooperation with the population. However they pointed that they have not registered any Rwandans traveling or who have joined IS ranks in Syria or elsewhere.
The IS group is already present on the African continent. The group is very active in Libya and some important cities and town of the North African country has fallen in orbit of the Sunni-oriented terrorist group.
Boko Harm in Nigeria and al Shabab in Somalia have also pledged allegiance to the terror group now sowing havoc around the world.