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FDRL Rebels Accused of Kidnapping Ugandans

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says the DRC rebels have kidnapped five Ugandans for ransom in the last one month.

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Uganda Police is accusing the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda-FDRL rebels in Eastern Democratic Republic Congo-DRC of kidnapping Ugandans from Kanungu district.

 

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says the Rwandan rebels have kidnapped five Ugandans for ransom in the last one month. 

He says the Ugandans were captured when they crossed into Rutshuru district in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

 

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Enanga says Uganda Police has organised a meeting with their DRC to discuss the worrying security at the border.

 

 

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The latest kidnap victim is Denis Anguyu, a resident of Butogota Town Council in Kanungu district. Anguyu was kidnapped on 18th January 2016 after crossing into DRC and was held for two days at Kasisi Village, Munyaga Parish, Binza Sub County in Rutshuru district.

 

 

He was released on January 20th 2016. In his statement at Kanungu Police Station, 57- year- old Anguyu says that he crossed into DRC to go and work on his garden in Manule Cell in Munyaga Parish, DR Congo but was intercepted by two armed men in civilian clothes.

 

 

According to Anguyu, the two men apprehended him and blindfolded him before leading him to unknown camp, where he found many Kinyarwanda speaking men dressed in military uniform. 

\"I was given a mobile phone and made to call my wife Oliver Tumusiime on gun point. She negotiated with the rebels until they agreed on a ransom of Shilling 5 million,\" reads Anguyu\'s statement in part.

 

Tumusiime took the money in a polythene bag to a certain Born Again church in Kasisi village at the border. After handing over the money, she waited for 30 minutes until the released her husband. 

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