A Rwandan man who had been accused of recruiting for ISIS was shot and killed in the capital Kigali while attempting to escape police custody, police said in a statement Monday.


Muhammad Mugemangango, a deputy imam at Kimironko Mosque in Kigali, was under investigations for encouraging Rwandan youth to join ISIS, which is fighting in Iraq and Syria. No charges had been brought.


“He jumped off the vehicle, whereupon he was shot so he (would not) escape but died in the process,” police said in a statement about the Sunday evening incident.


Police said the case remains under investigation.




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