Abu Sayyaf frees 9 fishers who are too poor to pay ransom
By Aaron Recuenco
A group of fishermen, who are too poor to pay even for a sack of rice as ransom, casually walked away from their Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) captors who freed them Friday, three days after they were forcibly taken off the waters of Sabah.
Col. Bernard Banac, spokesman of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the nine kidnap victims were chanced upon by some policemen who were conducting routine patrol in Talipao town of Sulu.
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