Uganda arrests eight over kidnap of U.S tourist

APA-Kampala (Uganda)

The joint security team actively investigating the kidnapping incident and successful recovery of an American tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and a Senior Tour Guide, Jean Paul Mirenge- Remezo, has made some arrests of suspects, on suspicion of being involved in their kidnap.

According to a Uganda police statement the intelligence led operation carried out raids and extensive searches in Uganda’s Kanungu district, where the eight suspects were arrested.

Kanungu District borders with Queen Elizabeth Park where Kimberly and her tour guide were abducted.

Uganda Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed the arrest of the suspects but declined to reveal their identities.

Four armed men kidnapped Kimbley and her Ugandan tour guide, Jean Paul Mirenge Remezo while on their safari vehicle from Queen Elizabeth National Park on April 9th.  

They later demanded a ransom of USD 500,000 using their victims' cell phones. 

The gunmen released their victims on Monday after reportedly receiving a negotiated sum of USD 30,000.


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