Security makes breakthrough, arrests suspect in Ugandan tour guide, American tourist kidnap case

Posted: 2019-04-09T12:58:51Z Read: 1,345 times
Security makes breakthrough, arrests suspect in Ugandan tour guide, American tourist kidnap case

Police has arrested people suspected to have taken part in the kidnap of a Ugandan tour guide Jean Paul Mirenge and American tourist Kimberley Endicott who were recovered on Sunday evening.


The duo which had been missing for 6 days was recovered in DRC where the captors had taken them. They were grabbed during an evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth National park.


Now, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson says the joint team of intelligence officers has arrested some suspects in Kanungu district and neighboring areas.


He however does not mention the suspects’ number, names or how they were arrested.


“The intelligence led operation which was calculated and tactical in the early stages is now progressing unhindered, with raids and extensive searches in Kanungu district where the suspects were arrested and neighboring areas” he notes.


Enanga applauded the joint security team for job well done and ensuring that the victims were returned to their families safely despite their captors being armed and dangerous.


Initially, the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 500,000 USD. It however remains unclear how much the American tourist’s family paid to have the victims released. 


Security forces remain tightlipped on the same subject.