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Abducted Indon freed

  • Written by Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca
  • Published in Provincial
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ANOTHER Indonesian kidnap victim was released yesterday by his captors due to intensified rescue operation conducted by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Sulu.

Col. Rodrigo Gregorio, spokesman of Joint Task Force Sulu, identified the vitim as Herman Bin Manggak, 30, the sixth Indonesian national freed by suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) since President Rodrigo Duterte assummed office and ordered the intensified rescue effort.
At around 12 p.m., the victim was turned over to military custody by the Local Government Units (LGUs) and was brought to Camp Bautista Hospital in Jolo for check-up.
Brig. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, commander of Joint Taskforce Sulu, said the release of the victim is a result of relentless, focused military operations combined with efforts of different sectors, particularly the LGU of Sulu and other stakeholders.
Several kidnap victims were successively rescued or released after the intensified rescue efforts and arrival of more troops in Sulu.
Earler, Martina Yee, who was kidnapped by armed men in Sirawai, was rescued on Wednesday  in Indanan, Sulu, by elements of Army’s 35th Infantry Battalion, only two days after her captivity.