Police in Rwizi region yesterday gunned down three Kidnappers and rescued one Mary Byarisya who was kidnapped from Gomba District for a ransom of 30 million shillings
The Rwizi region Police spokesman ASP Samson Kasasira says Byarisya was rescued through an intelligence-led joint security operation that tracked down the kidnappers along the Mbarara Ibanda road at Ruhumba Rubindi Town Council Mbarara District yesterday 13/02/2023 at around 07:00 pm
Kasasira says the abductors were intercepted as they were traveling in motor vehicle UAZ 935N Toyota Premio but attempted to resist arrest by running over officers and grabbing their guns which prompted the officers to shoot at the assailants killing them instantly
Pastor Mary Byarisya was kidnapped from Gomba District on 06/02/2023 and the assailants demanded a ransom of 30 million shillings
One of the kidnappers put out of action was identified as Behakanira Andrew alias Bashir and two others were not identified
The bodies of the deceased were taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem and identification
The victim is undergoing medical examinations before she can be reunited with her family.