Anne T. Hapas
Zamboanga City, [09.27.15] – The presence of foreign hostages was confirmed on Friday evening and is under the custody of Abu Sayaff in the remote village of Silangkan in Parang, Sulu, a highly placed source told The Philippine Examiner.
An unnamed Abu Sayaff member who ask not to be named, has informed via text messages confirming the arrival of their “new guests” in their secluded lair on Friday afternoon.
According to the source, their foreign “guests” is an additional visitors to their collection as they are still holding two overstaying – one Malaysian national and a woman captive, the source said.
However, the source did not named their new guests.
In the same vein, a high ranking official of Joint Task Group Sulu [JTGS] has also confirmed over the weekend that the alleged double engine sea craft “junkong” was located abandoned in the shorelines of Jolo.
Joint Task Group Sulu Officials would not confirm if the sea craft discovery was used in transporting the hostages from Samal Island resort.
A hot pursuit pursuit operation is still in full swing tracking down kidnapped Canadian tourists John Ridsdel, 68, and Robert Hall, 50, as well as Norwegian resort manager Kjartan Sekkingstad and Hall’s Filipina girlfriend, Maritess Flor.
The victims were taken at gun point last September 22 by 11 armed men who stormed the Holiday Oceanview Resort at around 11:23 in the afternoon and forcibly took their victims.