Gunmen seize jeepney with 26 passengers in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:13

Unidentified armed men flagged down a jeepney on Sunday and seized its 26 passengers in Ungkaya Pukan town, Basilan, according to a police report.

The jeepney with plate number JCM-930 driven by Mambik Uyong was stopped around 7:30 a.m. at the crossing of Barangay Pipil road.

Police said the gunmen commandeered the jeepney with 26 of its passengers and fled toward the jungle.

Security forces immediately conducted pursuit operation upon receiving a report on the incident and recovered the jeepney and the passengers  at the border of Barangay Pipil.

The vehicle was recovered by pursuing police six hours later without firefight as the suspects escaped.

No one was harmed by the gunmen. The passengers were reportedly placed under questioning before releasing them.

Police were still investigating the incident.