Gunmen kidnap Kanungu man


Police is looking for unidentified gunmen who hit Kanungu District again and kidnapped a resident, a few kilometres from the Congo border.

Uganda Radio Network [URN] reports that the victim is a one Eli Byarugaba, a resident of Bushoro village in Kihembe parish in Kanyantorogo Sub County in Kanungu District.

Kenneth Tumuhamye, the Kantantorogo Sub County LC III chairperson, told URN that the gunmen kidnapped Byarugaba on Wednesday night around 11:00PM near Ishasha River.

Byarugaba was riding a motorcycle from the nearby trading Centre in the company of Naris Twinomuhangi and Frank Kanywani, both residents of Nyabubare cell in Kihembe parish.

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They were intercepted by a gang of six men armed with a Sub Machine Gun, a machete and spear.

The gunmen trapped their victims using a rope they had run across the road.

Twinomuhangi and Kanywani managed to flee from the gunmen unhurt but Byarugaba was trapped.



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