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NTV reporter survives 12-hour kidnap ordeal in Kampala

A journalist who works for NTV Uganda has been found alive and in good health, hours after she was kidnapped and held hostage by unknown people.

NTV Uganda reporter, Getrude Uwitware, was picked by unknown people driving a car in Kampala on Saturday.

In an incident that has since fueled speculation on social media, NTV Uganda has reported that the journalist was blindfolded and driven to an unknown location where she was held captive for 12 hours before being released.

NTV Uganda reporter, Getrude Uwitware. PHOTO | COURTESY
NTV Uganda reporter, Getrude Uwitware. PHOTO | COURTESY

The Nation Media Group has since confirmed this incident in an official statement released on Sunday.

NMG also strongly condemned the actions in the statement, and a number of concerned social media users have linked the incident to police harassment.

The kidnappers’ intentions remain unclear but NTV Uganda has sad the police are investigating the circumstances under which the reporter went missing.