Incident Summary:

08/02/2020: Assailants abducted 10 Ugandan fishermen from Lake Edward near Rwenshama, Rukungiri district, Western, Uganda. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Rukungiri district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Fishermen: David Mucunguzi, Innocent Twinomujuni, Shabul Nabasa
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 1130.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes The assailants demanded $1,130.81 (Shs 4 million) for the release of the hostages
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included fishermen Jackson Tumuhamye, Benjamin Tusasibwe, Nicholas Sunday, Kenneth Kabasharira, Nicholas Tumwesigye, Patrick Bwiho, and Jackson Musinguzi.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Congolese kidnappers demand Shs 4m to free 10 Ugandan fishermen," The Observer Uganda, August 9, 2020.
"Suspected Congolese militia kidnap 10 fishermen at Rweshama landing site,", August 3, 2020.