8 suspects are under arrest in the kidnapping of a US tourist in Uganda

(CNN)Ugandan police have arrested eight people in connection with the kidnapping of American tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and her Ugandan tour guide, Jean Paul Mirenge.

It was not clear if the suspected kidnappers were targeting Americans or just foreigners in general.
The suspects were arrested in the last 24 hours, Enanga said, with the help of a joint task force consisting of the Ugandan security services and representatives from the United States military.
    “These arrests have given us the identity of the prime suspect we are looking for,” Enanga said, while confirming that they are directly related to the kidnap of Endicott and Mirenge.
    The news comes a day after US President Donald Trump tweeted that Uganda should “find the kidnappers” of Endicott and “bring them to justice openly and quickly!”
    Both victims were abducted at gunpoint while on a game drive on April 2 in Queen Elizabeth National Park, in southwest Uganda.
    Ugandan police said an armed gang had kidnapped Endicott and her guide, and made frequent demands for a ransom of $500,000 using their victims’ cell phones.
    They were freed unharmed on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which borders the park. According to a government official, the kidnappers fled the scene when law enforcement officers and soldiers moved in.

      See US tourist safe after abduction in Uganda

    Wild Frontiers, the tour company Endicott was with when she and Mirenge were kidnapped, said it was “extremely relieved” to confirm their release, which involved a “negotiated handover, conducted between the Ugandan and US authorities.”
      There have, however, been conflicting reports over whether a ransom was paid. Police had said they would not offer the money. But a source with knowledge of the exchange told CNN on Sunday that a ransom was given. The handover was “quiet and peaceful,” the source said.
      Endicott, who is from Orange County and lives in Costa Mesa, California, arrived in the Ugandan capital of Kampala on Monday. Mike Rourke, the manager of Wild Frontiers Uganda, told CNN that Endicott was in the custody of personnel from the US Embassy.

      Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific


      Recommended For You

      Vidmonial 2.0 Vid Lead Pages

      Generate gorgeous video lead capture pages for clients with this drag/drop cloud app.

      Self Help Fitness PLR - Trial Membership

      Brand New, High Converting Biz in a Box You Can Sell As Your Own And Keep 100% Of The Cash In Your Pockets For Years To Come

      Vizully Pro Driving Sales For You. All Day. Every Day.

      Rapid Customer-Getting Software Creates, Publishes, Schedules, Syndicates and Broadcasts To Get You BUYERS For FASTER Profits, Hands-FREE!


      This post was curated & Posted using : RealSpecific

      Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

      If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

      And ... Don't forget to have fun!


      Affiliate Hub Developers License

      With our developers license you can now develop more stores for yourself and clients without limitation

      myIMUniversity 2.0 Premium Membership -15 Months Plan

      Get this Cutting-Edge Software That Creates Udemy Like Sites With Inbuilt Members Area Packed With HD Video Courses, Support Desk and Video HOSTING

      Leave a Reply