Armed members of the Abu Sayyaf group abducted a school teacher in Patikul, Sulu, Wednesday afternoon, the military said.
The victim was identified as Alrashid Jahang, a teacher at the Taglibi Elementary School, Capt. Ryan Lacuesta, civil-military operations officer of the 2nd Marine Brigade, said.
The abduction occurred around 4 p.m. in Sitio Baunoh, Brgy. Liang, Lacuesta said in a text message.
Jahang was riding a motorcycle from Brgy. Taglibi to Jolo when about 10 armed men, led by Aljini Mundoc alias Ninok Sapari, flagged him down and forcibly took him towards the southeast, Lacuesta said.
Marine troopers and police have been sent to recover the victim, he said.
Mundoc’s group had previously been blamed for the abduction of Filipino-Algerian sisters Nadjoua and Linda Abdel Bansil, also in Sitio Baunoh, Brgy. Liang, on June 22, 2013.
The sisters, who were filming a documentary on coffee farmers when they were abducted, were released by their captors last February 20.
Jahang’s abduction came just two days after two young cousins, their nanny, and driver were abducted in Jolo.
The four were said to have been taken by their still unidentified captors to Patikul. (John Roson)
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