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Western woman killed, three other people kidnapped in northern Nigeria

Western woman killed, three other people kidnapped in northern NigeriaKidnappers in Nigeria killed two people including a Western woman on Saturday and abducted three Nigerians in the northern city of Kaduna, the local police said. Kidnappings are rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted — mostly for ransom.



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British woman killed, three other people kidnapped in northern Nigeria

British woman killed, three other people kidnapped in northern NigeriaKidnappings are rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted — mostly for ransom. The British High Commission named the woman as Faye Mooney and said it was aware of the incident that happened late on Friday but added it would not speculate on the motive or nature of attack. Mooney was employed in Nigeria by a non-governmental organization called Mercy Corps.



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Rescue or ransom? American kidnapped in Uganda will meet US ambassador Monday

Rescue or ransom? American kidnapped in Uganda will meet US ambassador MondayAmerican tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and her guide were rescued after being kidnapped Tuesday in a Ugandan national park.



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U.S. tourist, guide kidnapped in Uganda freed after 'settlement': tour firm

U.S. tourist, guide kidnapped in Uganda freed after 'settlement': tour firmAmid fears the incident could deter tourists from visiting the East African country, U.S. President Donald Trump called on Twitter for the kidnappers to be found. Ugandan authorities said on Sunday that Kimberley Sue Endecott, 35, and her driver, Jean Paul, had been rescued unharmed after being seized by gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, on April 2. “I don’t have details of the final settlement” New Vision reported on Monday, citing undisclosed sources, that a ransom of $ 30,000 had been paid.



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Uganda police say kidnapped US woman and driver are freed

Uganda police say kidnapped US woman and driver are freedKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park.



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US tourist, guide, kidnapped in Uganda freed after ransom paid: safari firm

US tourist, guide, kidnapped in Uganda freed after ransom paid: safari firmA US tourist and a safari guide kidnapped by gunmen in a Ugandan national park have been recovered safe and sound after a ransom was paid for their release, a safari firm said on Sunday. The pair were hauled from their safari vehicle by four gunmen around dusk on Tuesday as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Mike Walker, manager of Wild Frontiers Safaris, said US tourist Kimberly Endicott and experienced guide Jean-Paul Mirenge, were “back safe”.



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Kidnapped American tourist, guide rescued by security forces in Uganda

Kidnapped American tourist, guide rescued by security forces in UgandaAmerican tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and her guide have been rescued after being kidnapped Tuesday in a Ugandan national park.



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US tourist and driver freed after being kidnapped by gunmen in Uganda

US tourist and driver freed after being kidnapped by gunmen in UgandaAn American tourist and her tour guide who were abducted in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park last week have been rescued, officials confirmed on Sunday. Kimberly Sue Endicott, a US tourist, was captured along with her guide during an evening game drive by an armed gang who demanded $ 500,000 (£383,427) in ransom for her safe release. "Both were rescued from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are safely back in Kanungu district in Uganda," Ofwono Opondo, a spokesperson for the Ugandan government, said in a statement. "They are back at the lodge and she is expected to be in Kampala tomorrow."Police also confirmed the safe release, saying in a statement “the duo are in good health [and] in the safe hands of the joint security team.”Ugandan security teams had been hunting down the gunmen after the kidnapping took place within the national park that is popular with tourists.They were ambushed on 2 April in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a protected area near the porous border with Congo, according to Ugandan authorities.It remains unclear if a ransom was paid in the case of Ms Endicott, who is from Costa Mesa, California, where she has a small skin care shop.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said at a Tuesday event for families of US citizens held captive overseas that he understands some people want to do anything to get their loved ones back but paying ransom would just lead to more kidnappings.In a Friday statement the State Department said that the safety and security of US citizens abroad is its highest priority.Additional reporting by AP. More follows…



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Uganda says kidnapped American tourist did not take armed guard

Uganda says kidnapped American tourist did not take armed guardKimberley Sue Endecott was kidnapped along with her driver by four gunmen from Uganda's popular Queen Elizabeth National Park. Serena Chaudhry reports.



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Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third day

Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third dayUgandan security forces scoured dense bush on Thursday in the hunt for a US tourist and her safari guide who were kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. “The operation to rescue the tourist is still ongoing,” Uganda’s tourism minister, Godfrey Kiwanda, told AFP on Thursday. Four kidnappers stopped a group of tourists at gunpoint around dusk on Tuesday as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth National Park on safari to see wild animals.



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