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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Security and Risk Report 24/05/23
MAST’s security report issue 370 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, the US Consulate has praised the efforts of the Nigerian