Sirawai kidnap victims released PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:03


Four timber cutters who were kidnapped by lawless elements in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte were released in barangay Libucon yesterday.

The four victims were identified as Jojo Mantangan, Raymond Purisima, Rogee Diung-an, and Jomar Maglangit.

The four were safely turned over by Libucon Barangay Captain Mahari Abdulla to Sirawai Mayor Gamar Janihin at around 2:45pm after their recovery at an agricultural area of Sitio Simbulalao in Barangay Libucon.

The victims said that their captors released them in an unknown area at around 10am.

The four were brought to the Sirawai Rural Health Clinic for medical attention before they were turned over to their respective families.

Recall that another kidnap victim, Mario Rosales, was killed during a firefight between government troops and lawless elements in Barangay Panabutan, Sirawai last Wednesday.

The five timber cutters were kidnapped by lawless elements in Sitio Maasum, Barangay San Nicolas last March 3.  (Ely Dumaboc)