Kidnapper killed, 2 cohorts hurt; boy, nanny rescued PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 February 2016 14:18

A kidnapper was shot dead, his two cohorts wounded and arrested Friday night in a police operation that resulted in the rescue of  a seven-year-old boy and his nanny in the Philippines south’s  Islamic city of Marawi.

Two police officers were also wounded in the rescue operation,  Supt. Gervacio Valmaceda, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 10, told GMA News.

Valmaceda said  the two kidnap victims were rescued from their kidnappers around 6:30 p.m. in the village of Matampay.

He said the boy’s aunt was among the suspected kidnappers arrested by police officers.

One of the kidnappers identified as Jun Nasher Barao of Madulum, Lanao del Sur, was killed in a shootout with the rescue team.

The boy’s aunt and two other suspects identified as Gumagadong de Leon and Mante Sultan Macaantal were wounded and arrested.

The boy, a son of a businessman from nearby Misamis Oriental province  and his nanny were snatched by gunmen on February 12  in Cagayan de Oro City.

Police rescuers recovered during the operation P500,000 which was allegedly paid by the victim’s family to the kidnappers, a Tamaraw FX  van, a .45 pistol, .38 caliber revolver, a hand grenade, and 4 cellular belonging to the kidnappers.

Charges of kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms and explosives were set to be filed against the suspects.

Marawi City, with 90 per cent Muslim population, is officially called Islamic city