2 workers released, 2 women seized in Sulu PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:11

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen seized two women in Patikul, Sulu last Sunday, less than 24 hours after they released two employees of the Sulu Provincial Engineer’s Office last Saturday,

The latest abduction victims in Sulu were were Merilyn Suhali and Fatima Hussein, both natives of Jolo town.

The kidnapping came hours after gunmen freed Jimal Adbilla, 30, and Kilder Sakandal, 45, last Saturday.

Police said the bandits flagged down a passenger jeepney bound for Jolo at the vicinity of Sitio Santol, Barangay Latih in Patikul town around 3 p.m.

The bandits then forcibly took Suhali and Hussein, who were passengers of the jeepney.

Hot pursuit operations have been launched by the local security forces to recover the women.

Abdilla, a payloader operator, and a resident of Maimbung municipality and Sakandal, a helper, from Jolo, were aboard a truck en route to Jolo when they were flagged down and seized by gunmen around 3 p.m. Saturday in Barangay Taong, Patikul.

They were freed at around 6:25 p.m. in the place where they were earlier seized.

The duo told the police they were blindfolded and forced to walk around the area for almost three hours until they got near the national road in Barangay Taong, Patikul town, waited for sunset and freed their captives.