Midwife kidnapped in Sulu PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 13:46

A midwife of the Patikul Muncipal Health Center in Sulu was seized by 10 gunmen last Monday afternoon.

A military report disclosed that Roselyn Kiram, 54, widow, together with four companions identified as Hurul-in Alih, 39, also midwife, Eevelyn Dugasan, 43, sanitary inspector, Abinassar Ahajain, 24, midwife and Alhadznie Baiting, 21, nurse, all assigned at the Rural Health Unit, were riding on an L300 van coming from Barangay Taglibi on their way to Jolo town, when the gunmen flagged down the vehicle and dragged them to the forest.

The report said that the health workers were taken to the south direction of Barangay Liang, Patikul. Few hours later, the four were released by the gunmen while Kiram was brought by the group to an undisclosed place.

The report said that a certain Minok Sappari was the leader of the 10 armed men believed to members of the Abu Sayyaf Group based in Patikul.
The four released health workers proceeded to the police to report the incident.

Government forces were still in the area searching for the gunmen and their hostage. — Dan Toribio Jr.