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Indonesian hostage escapes from Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

/ 01:40 PM August 17, 2016
Indonesian escaped from Abu Sayyaf

Indonesian Mohammad Sofyan is examined by Dr. Raden Ikbala before his return to his country. He escaped from his Abu Sayyaf captors in Luuk, Sulu on Wednesday morning.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—An Indonesian national escaped from his Abu Sayyaf captors in Luuk, Sulu on Wednesday morning.

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Major Filemon Tan Jr., spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, said Mohammad Sofyan, a crew member of tugboat Charles who was kidnapped last June 23, escaped from his Abu Sayyaf kidnappers.

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Sofyan was later secured by residents of coastal Barangay (village) Bual in Luuk and brought to Municipal Police Station.

Tan said Sofyan, 28, ran away from his captors and found his way to a mangrove area.

Dr. Raden Ikbala of the Sulu Integrated Provincial Hospital said Sofyan was in good health.

Ikbala said Sofyan claimed there were two of them (another Indonesian, who escaped when their guards were sleeping at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Tan said they were still trying to locate the other Indonesian.

But while an Indonesian escaped from his captors, a Filipina teacher was kidnapped in Jolo town on Tuesday morning.

Ikbala told the Inquirer that a certain Sandra, a teacher at the Madjunun Elementary School, was abducted while she was on her way to school on Tuesday.

Ikbala said Sandra is a wife of a Marine soldier. RAM

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