Kidnap victim released PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:02

By ELY DUMABOC

A government engineer who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf last February was released in Patikul, Sulu province last Monday.

The Abu Sayyaf reportedly released Engr. Enrico Nee due to the latter’s health problem which was reportedly slowing down the movements of the Abu Sayyaf.

After his release, Nee caught the attention of civilians who reported the engineer’s presence to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) district office.

Nee was later fetched by Joint Task Force Sulu Commander Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana and taken to a military hospital in Sulu for medical examination and debriefing.

Nee was abducted in Kasalamatan Village in Barangay San Raymundo while he was on his way to the DPWH office to report for work.

He was reportedly cornered by at least seven heavily armed men aboard a Tamaraw jeep and taken to the mountainous part of Patikul where other bandits were waiting.

Nee experienced three armed clashes between the bandits and government forces during his three-month captivity.

He said that his captors may have released him due to his poor health condition which was delaying their movements.

He also said that the Abu Sayyaf probably don’t want him to die under their custody.

Joint Task Force Sulu personnel continue their pursuit operations for the remaining kidnap victims.  (Ely Dumaboc)