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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:04

The AFP expresses its extreme indignation for the beheading of a Kidnap-for -Ransom victim, Mr Noel Besconde by Terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group Sub Leader Sadjawaan on April 13 in the vicinity of Barangay Tugas in Patikul, Sulu.

Mr. Besconde, Filipino, was one of three members of the crew of FB Ramona who were abducted somewhere in Celebes Sea last December 2016.

BGen Cirilito Sobejana, Commander of Joint Task Force Sulu believes that Mr Besconde was murdered by his ASG captors because he was reportedly ill and impedes their movement to evade the operating units that are hunting them.

“While the AFP condemns this gruesome murder of this hapless kidnap victim, it all the more drives our Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines to deliver the lethal blow against this band of terrorists and rescue the remaining kidnap victims,” declares AFP Chief General Eduardo Año.

“This terrorist group are all the more, by their recent barbarism, fueling the desire of the AFP to crush their beastly practice, stop their kidnap-for-ransom activities, and restore peace in Western Mindanao.”