The police in Kisoro have rescued a 10-year-old primary six pupil from kidnappers demanding a Shs100 million ransom.
The rescue, which was conducted in the early hours of Friday, was conducted in collaboration with the force’s counter terrorism department.
Police spokesman for Kigezi sub-region, Mr Elly Maate, said the boy, a resident of Kamonyi village in Kisoro town council, had been kidnapped on his way to school.
According to police, the boy, a primary six pupil of Real Quality Primary School, had been kidnapped by three people currently under custody.
“The victim was on his way to school before he was kidnapped, but we have managed to rescue him this morning (Saturday),” Mr Maate said.
“We were able to track the kidnappers using their mobile phone numbers and we arrested three people all residents of Kisoro Town,” Mr Maate said.
The boy, according to Mr Munyambabazi [father], had been rescued by police’s quick response.
He told the Daily Monitor that when he confirmed that his son was not at school after receiving a call from the kidnappers he reported the matter to police, which dispatched its officers to trace the boy’s whereabouts.