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UPDF Chief: ‘Magara Killers will Pay a Huge Price’

Former Uganda People’s Defence Spokesman Col. Paddy Ankunda added a tough voice to the already intensified efforts to hunt for the killers of Susan Magara, who was recovered dead on Tuesday morning.

The supportive development follows another initiative by the police force, who put up a bounty of Shs100 million to help identify the voice in a recording that was availed as a lead in tracking the kidnappers.

Magara, a 28-year-old accountant, had been kidnapped a short distance from her home on February 7, prompting wide-ranging calls on social media and other platforms to help in tracing her whereabouts.

It was a few days into the search that alleged kidnappers called relatives asking for a ransom of about Shs3.7 billion.

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The family reportedly collected Shs700 million of the money, handed it to the kidnappers who are said to have used about 17 SIM cards in making calls.

They took the money, and disturbingly killed the captive, who was found in Kigo, Entebbe on Tuesday by police.

The incident comes at a time when the cases of kidnap are increasing in Uganda, especially Kampala, with over 7 kidnaps mentioned in a space of 2 months.

Susan Magara will be laid to rest on Thursday at her ancestral home in Katooba village in Hoima district.

 

 

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