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Ugandan police in the capital Kampala have arrested four suspects who allegedly kidnapped a South Sudan national for ransom, a spokesperson said here Friday.

Luke Owoyesigire, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, said in a statement that the four suspects were arrested for kidnap-for-ransom if a South Sudan citizen.

The alleged kidnappers on Thursday evening at around 21:45 local time kidnapped Apal in Kigowa, Ntinda, a Kampala suburb and started demanding a ransom.

He said the police monitored the victim’s telephone that the kidnappers were using to negotiate a ransom of 4 million Uganda shillings (about 1,200 U.S. dollars) with his family members.

“The police was alerted that the ransom was going to be delivered around Cynibel Supermarket. We swung into action, arrested the kidnappers and saved the victim,” said Owoyesigire.

“Their car is impounded and charges pressed on them pending prosecution in courts of law. The victim has now been reunited with the family,” he said.

The East African country’s security agencies are getting worked up as a previously uncommon crime, kidnap-for-ransom, is on the rise. Enditem

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