Seven armed men in two speedboats boarded the trawler on Saturday, robbing the crew before escaping with three hostages.
by Florante S. Solmerin and F. Pearl A. Gajunera
THE military is not yet sure if Abu Sayyaf terrorists were behind the abduction of three Malaysian fishermen off Sabah on Sept. 10, an official said Monday
But Major Felimon Tan Jr., spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command, said initial intelligence reports showed that the abductors and their victims were on board two speedboats that moved toward Tawi-Tawi. He said the military was continuing to ascertain the identity of the group behind the abduction and to pinpoint the place where they might be hiding.
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Security and Risk Report 15/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 365 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported in the period observed. Nigeria’s