2 female radiology students escape abduction attempt PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 March 2015 14:54

Police are investigating a report that unidentified men aboard a van tried to seize two female radiology students along Nunez extension Thursday night.

The incident was captured by the CCTV surveillance camera of the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga.

A police report disclosed that Gizel Liao y Dellosa, 21, of Sta. Maria and Celyne Prill Fernandez y Hugo, 20, of Tetuan, were walking along Nunez extension around 10 p.m.  when a white van appeared and stopped beside them.

Police said an unidentified man opened the door of the vehicle and tried to drag them into the van.

However the two students managed to run towards the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga.

The van immediately left the place.

Police were still gathering more information as to the motive and identities of the suspects.

The incident happened on the same day when two public school teachers were abducted by six suspected Abu Sayyaf Group militants in Zamboanga Sibugay.

Abducted were Reynadit Silvano, 34, and Russel Bagonoc, 22, both teachers of the Tuburan Elementary School in Talusan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Senior Superintendent Jose Bayani Gucela, Zamboanga Sibugay police director, said the victims were seized around 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the village of Moalboal, Talusan.

The victims were aboard a motorcycle on the way to Tuburan Elementary School when the  abductors waylaid and seized them.

Gucela said the suspects dragged the victims to the shore and forced them to board a motorized banca that sped to unknown direction.

Four of the six suspects were identified as Naim Sabdani, Mansul Sabdani, Amadan Sabdani, and Edimar Isnain, said Gucela.

He said the suspects’ identities were established through the help of Kapdul Hadjiula, the sister of the Sabdanis, and was corroborated by another witness.

The Sabdanis were residents of Moalboal while Isnain and the other two unidentified suspects were members of the Abu Sayyaf’s Urban Terrorist Group.

Police and military forces are tracking down the victims’ whereabouts, said Gucela.