Abu: Ransom deadline for Samal captives stays at 3 p.m., June 13 | Global News

Abu: Ransom deadline for Samal captives stays at 3 p.m., June 13

/ 10:46 AM June 13, 2016


ABDUCTION ON SAMAL ISLAND. Armed men abducted Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall, with Filipino girlfriend Marites Flor (inset photos), and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad on the Island Garden City of Samal, just off Davao City, in October 2015.  Ridsdel was beheaded weeks ago.  INSET PHOTOS COURTESY OF AFP EASTERN MINDANAO COMMAND/FACEBOOK

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Abu Sayyaf holding a Canadian, a Norwegian and a Filipino woman in Sulu has reiterated that 3 p.m. Monday (June 13) is the deadline for the payment of ransom.

“Our lines are open, whoever calls to negotiate, we will entertain,” Abu Raami, the designated spokesperson of the Abu Sayyaf, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone.


The Abu Sayyaf is demanding P600 million for the release of Canadian Robert Hall, Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad and Filipina Marites Flor.

“There is no extension. We have talked this over and over among our leadership and all decided no extension, ransom is P600M,” Raami said by phone.  SFM/rga

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