President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday ordered troops to destroy the Abu Sayyaf Group after an -18-year-old captive was reportedly beheaded by the terror group.
“That’s why I’m sending the troops there and tell them to destroy them,” Duterte said during a press briefing in Davao City when asked about the beheading.
“My orders to the police and to the Armed Forces against all enemies of the state, seek them out in their lairs, whatever, and destroy them,” said the President , adding the same goes for both illegal drugs and the Abu Sayyaf Group.
Duterte vowed to be “harsh” in going after the bandit group.
“So killed or what, don’t ask about human rights,” he said.
Reports said the Abu Sayyaf called the family of the 18-year-old hostage to inform them about the beheading on Wednesday.
The terror group demanded a P1 million ransom which the family could not afford.