Police rescue teacher hours after abduction PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:40

Police on Wednesday rescued a female teacher after she was abducted by two men at noon Wednesday in Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Chief Supt. Edgar Basbas, Police Regional Office 9 director, said policemen also arrested the two male abductors at the checkpoint set up in the nearby town of Tigbao following an hour of pursuit operation.

Basbas said the suspects seized Hanefa Sarifa, 21, single, and teacher at the Mindanao State University (MSU) extension based in Buug, in a used clothes shop at Barangay Poblacion.

The suspects forced their victim into a getaway gray Toyota Innova with a commemorative plate marked NBI 75 that sped off toward Pagadian City.

Basbas said police operatives of Buug station immediately launched a hot pursuit and raised the alarm to all police units along the direction including those in the nearby provinces to intercept the abductors and rescue the victim.

“The police unit in Tigbao town intercepted the vehicle of the suspects and rescued the victim after an hour,” Basbas told newsmen.

Basbas said initial investigation showed the motive of the abduction was not kidnap for ransom and believed to be “abduction for love.”

Police disclosed that one of the suspects was believed to be a suitor who was turned down by the victim. — Richard Falcatan