On February 28, 1992, the RPF launched a second raid on the city of Ruhengeri, targeting local administrative leaders and politicians. During the raid, Mr. Thaddee Gasana, the influential Mayor of Kinigi Commune, was assassinated together with score of Hutu civilians.
On May 18, 1993, Kagame's death squads killed Mr. Emmanuel Gapyisi, a prominent political leader and Vice-President of the Republican Party. Mr. Gapyisi was a critical voice of the atrocious killing methods used by the RPF rebels led by Kagame.
In June 1993, Kagame's death squads killed Mr. Fidele Rwambuka, Mayor of Kanzenze Commune. Mr. Rwambuka's death prompted much tension between Tutsi and Hutu in the South-Eastern part of the country.
On February 21, 1994, Kagame's death squads struck again in KigaliCity, killing Mr. Felicien Gatabazi, the Chairman of the Social Democratic party (PSD). It was reported that before his assassination Mr. Gatabazi had vehemently expressed his opposition to the military takeover of power by Kagame and his RPF rebels.
On February 23, 1994, Kagame's death squads disguised as the Abakombozi militia (PSD) struck in ButareCity, killing Mr. Martin Bucyana, the Chairman of the Coalition for the Defense of the Republic (CDR), a staunch opponent of the RPF.