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Jordanian journalist expected back in Manila–PNP

/ 02:05 PM December 06, 2013

Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani looks at his X-ray record as he undergoes medical check-up following his release from one-and-a-half years of captivity in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines late Wednesday Dec.4, 2013. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)

MANILA, Philippines–The Jordanian journalist who escaped his Abu Sayyaf captors is expected back in Manila later this Friday, the Philippine National Police said Friday.

He’s on his way here,” Chief Superintendent Noel delos Reyes of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao told a media briefing.

Baker Atyani is expected to be brought to the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group office upon his arrival.

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PNP spokesperson Reuben Theodore Sindac added that the Jordanian journalist may arrive at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City between 3 and 4 p.m.
After 18 months in captivity, Atyani escaped from the Abu Sayyaf camp in Patikul, Sulu on Wednesday.

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