6 kidnap victims released Print
Monday, 04 December 2017 17:11

Six kidnap victims were released by their captors in Sulu province last Thursday.

Joint Task Force Sulu Commander Brig General Cirilito Sobejana identified the victims as Jessie Trinidad, 53; Marissa Trinidad, 54; Jimmy Trinidad, 21; Lucy Hapole, 21; Marciano Hapole, 14; and Nelson Hapole, 7.

All the victims are residents of Kalimayahan Village in Barangay Latih Patikul Sulu.

The victims were released by their captors in Sitio Buhawan- Buhawan, Barangay Latih, Patikul after intensified military operations conducted by government troops.

Recall that the victims were forcibly taken by around 7 armed men  last November 14 at their residence in Barangay Anuling, Patikul.

The kidnappers were said to be Abu Sayyaf members under the group of ASG sub leader Roger Samlahon.

The victims underwent medical examination at the Joint Task Force Sulu Hospital after being released from captivity.  (Ely Dumaboc)