Kidnappers seize Ipil businessman’s son PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 14:58

The son of a businessman-kagawad in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay was seized by six gunmen off Barangay Magdaup, Ipil last Sunday night.

Abducted was Melijhon Apiag Auditor, 20, single, son of Barangay Councilman Gabriel Diaz Auditor.

A military report disclosed that Auditor was at their fish trap, about 2 nautical miles from Palid Pier when gunmen appeared and dragged him.

It was gathered that the gunmen were armed with AK-47 rifles and .45 caliber pistols. They sped away bringing their hostage aboard two small boats.

Some witnesses told authorities that the kidnappers and the hostage were seen speeding southwest.

Police authorities in Ipil said the Auditor family has not coordinated immediately with the police for fear that the 20-year-old man might be harmed by the kidnappers.

Police and military troopers have launched hot pursuit operations for the possible rescue of Auditor.

The group of MILF lost command leader Waning Abdusalam is suspected t be behind the latest abduction in Zamboanga Sibugay. — Dan Toribio Jr.