Abus spotted with 7 Indonesian hostages PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 July 2016 14:36

By DAN TORIBIO JR.

Abu Sayyaf militans led by Alhabsi Misaya along with seven Indonesian hostages were reportedly seen seeking refuge at Sitio Bulagsih, Luuk, Sulu, over the weekend.

According to an intelligence report, Misaya with about 55 armed followers together with the Indonesian kidnap victims set up a camp in Luuk.

The group was allegedly being supported by some local residents and some politicians who provide them with logistics and intelligence requirements.

The sighting of the group was immediately reported to the military troops who rushed to the place but found no single Abu Sayyaf fighter.

Report said the kidnap victims appeared to be tired and hungry while walking along with the group.

The seven Indonesians were snatched off Sabah coast recently.

The ISIS-linked group beheaded two Canadian hostages separately in April and June.

Aside from the seven hostages, the group is still holding Dutch Ewold Hurn and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad

The military is currently on an offensive against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu and in Basilan.

On Thursday nine militants were killed in an airstrike in Tipo-Tipo.– Dan Toribio