Kidnapped US tourist freed after 5 days of captivity in Uganda

Kidnapped US tourist freed after 5 days of captivity in Uganda

Agency News

Kampala, Apr 8 : A US woman who was abducted along with her driver in Uganda have been rescued by security forces, the local police said in a statement. "The Police and sister security agencies have today, Sunday, 7th April, 2019, rescued Ms. Kimberley Sue Endicott, an American tourist together with the senior tour guide, Jean Paul, who were kidnapped on gunpoint last Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019, while on an evening game drive at Queen Elizabeth National park," the statement read. The Ugandan police stressed that the two were "unharmed, in good health and in the safe hands of the joint security team."

US President Donald Trump confirmed the hostages' release in a congratulatory tweet.
"Pleased to report that the American tourist and tour guide that were abducted in Uganda have been released. God bless them and their families!" he wrote. Endicott, who is from Southern California, and the driver were among four people in a vehicle touring Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday night when they were kidnapped at gunpoint and the other two, an elderly couple were rescued by a camp manager.
The kidnappers initially demanded a $500,000 ransom but it is not clear how much was paid. (UNI)