Crisis body activated to tackle latest kidnapping in Sibugay PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 June 2012 16:03

The Zamboanga Sibugay provincial government has activated it Crisis Committee to tackle the latest kidnapping incident involving two Chinese nationals in Kabasalan last Monday night.

The victims identified as Jian Luo and Yuankai  Lin of Guandong, China were  engaged in retail business in Kabasalan. They were seized by gunmen in  Barangay Francisco Peña, Kabasalan.

Police Regional Office-9 Director Chief Supt. Napoleon R. Estilles yesterday bared the cartographic sketch  of the leader of the kidnappers. He is about 5’3" in height, with brown complexion, between the age bracket of 25 to 28 and having medium built.

Chief Supt. Estilles disclosed that  Task Group Jianyu composed of police and military troopers was created to locate and rescue Jian Luo and Yuankai Lin.
The task group is currently combing areas in Sibugay where the kidnappers may have brought their hostages.

Until now there has been no ransom demand or identities of the kidnappers except for the sketch of their leader done by a police cartographer.

Estilles explained that the getaway van used in taking the two hostages to the seashore of Kabasalan was torched by the kidnappers. The alleged owner of the van, which is an AUV Wagon color gray with plate number WTE 606 having fake address aT 202 Mayor Jaldon St.,  Zamboanga City,  was identified as Ajijol Hawa Alih.

Estilles instructed the Highway Patrol Group -9 chief, Supt. Roque Eduardo DP. Vega, to coordinate with the Land Transportation Office 9  to trace and identify the real owner of van with its chassis and engine number.

“Our troopers on the ground  together with the military are now working to rescue and locate the victims. We are doing our best to find them,” Estilles said.
He urged the people to help the Task Group so that they can locate and rescue the victims.         Those who have knowledge on the whereabouts of the hostages can send text messages to the nearest police station.

Estilles said that Zamboanga Peninsula has a  rough terrain and mountains with long coastal areas.

“We can not solve the problem easily without the help of the populace. My men will risk their lives to rescue the victims,” Estilles said. — Allen Abastillas