A joint security team involved in the rescue of an American tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and tour guide Jean Paul Mirenge has arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the kidnap.
The revelation has been made by Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga.
In a statement issued on April 9, 2019, Enanga said the suspects were arrested from Kanungu District and neigbouring areas.
“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 the neigbouring areas,” said Enanga.
Adding, “We want to applaud the joint security team, for ensuring the kidnapping incident, where the captors were armed, in a very dynamic setting, did not go wrong, and for their breakthrough in attempts to crack down , the criminal gang.”
The police mouthpiece also noted that they continue to remain committed to the safety of the community.
Endicott and Mirenge were released by captors on two days back. They were abducted during a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park by four gun wielding men last Tuesday.