By: Julie Alipala
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboang del Sur, Philippines — The military and the police have conflicting views as to whether or not there are still kidnap victims in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).
While the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said there was no more hostage held by ASG after the death of Dutch bird watcher Ewold Horn, the Philippine National Police-led Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) said six people — two foreigners and four Filipinos — kidnapped by the bandit group were unaccounted for.
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Security and Risk Report 24/05/23
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