Kidnap Watch

2 gov’t workers kidnapped by Abus freed

Two government workers were released by their Abu Sayyaf kidnappers in Sulu on April 30 amid relentless military operations against the bandit group.
Driver Alidznur Halis and his helper Aljima Ahari, employees of the Department of Public Works and Highways first engineering district in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, were recovered by government troops after they were abandoned by their captors in Patikul.
Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of Joint Task Force Sulu, said Halis and Ahari were seized by Abu Sayyaf bandits while working on a government project in Barangay Bangkal on April 29.
He said the Abu Sayyaf demanded from the father of one of the victims P2 million in exchange for their release.