Kidnappers’ heyday: 4 new victims in Jolo PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:19

Rash of kidnappings continues.

Kidnappers struck anew victimizing three minors and a family driver in Jolo, Sulu yesterday morning.

The latest abduction took place fronting Sharp Tailoring in Barangay Alat, Jolo before 7 a.m.

Seized were Mohammad Zaher Nain y Jajurie, 11, a Grade 5 pupil and son of Dr. Faranahz Jajurie y Intimani, the municipal health officer of Jolo, Alyza Farah Karanain y Jajurie, 8, Grade 2 pupil, Almalyn Abuhail, 17, all students of Notre Dame School and their driver Sadam Amlih, 24, married.

DZT gathered that the four were aboard a Toyota Inova driven by Amlih on their way to Notre Dame when seven gunmen clad in Tablig attire blocked their way and took them at gunpoint at Barangay Alat,

The victims were put aboard a Tamaraw vehicle with no plate number that sped away from Jolo town proper. Authorities said the kidnappers brought the victims to Barangay Kasanyangan, Patikul, Sulu.

The abduction of the four came a week after two women were seized in Patikul, Sulu last February 23

The taking of the two women happened  less than 24 hours after kidnappers released two employees of the Sulu Provincial Engineer’s Office.

The two women were identified as Merilyn Suhali and Fatima Hussein, both natives of Jolo town.

Freed by kidnappers before the abduction of Suhali and Hussein were Jimal Adbilla, 30, and Kilder Sakandal, 45

Also on February 22, kidnappers released two Fil-Algerian sisters after several months in captivity. A day earlier, Sabrina Voon, daughter of a well-to-do family of Mercedes, Zamboanga City was grabbed by gunmen at their posh residence in that barangay.

On February 17,  Bonifacio Salinas and his wife Marie Claire, both employees of the Jolo Mainland Water District,  were snatched by gunmen outside their residence.

In Zamboanga Sibugay, Stephen Tan, 19, and engineering student, escaped from his captors a day after he was abducted in near Pagadian City.

The two women and  the couple in Sulu are still in captivity. — Dan Toribio Jr.