Sayyafs release 1 of 2 abducted women in Sulu

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ZAMBOANGA CITY –- Abu Sayyaf bandits released on Monday one of the two women snatched in the island province of Sulu, a military official announced Tuesday.

Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer Captain Ma. Rowena Muyuela said Nursalyn Alih was released around 1 a.m. Monday at Sitio Kantitap in the village of Danag, Patikul.

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The 26-year-old woman was kidnapped around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the village of Kaunayan, Patikul, Sulu. The other victim was Shekinah Hope Hamsain.

Muyuela said Alih was brought by her relatives and Marine forces to a military hospital at Camp General Teodulfo Bautista for medical check-up and later to her sisters’ house in Muralla Street, Jolo, Sulu.

She said both the military and police authorities in Sulu have yet to confirm whether or not the family of Alih paid ransom.

The officer said Alih and Hamsain were aboard a motorcycle traveling to Taglibi village in Patikul when three bandits waylaid and seized them.

Two of the three suspects were identified as Ramsid Sali and a certain Injie.

Marine forces and the police continue to track down the whereabouts of Hamsain, Muyuela added. (Sunnex)

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