Local politician kidnapped in Sulu
ZAMBOANGA CITY – A municipal councilor was abducted in Indanan town in Sulu on Wednesday night.
Police said suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf snatched councilor Ezzedin Tan, who is a nephew of former Sulu vice governor Abdusakur Tan.
The victim, who is in his late 20s, was riding his bike in Barangay Tagbak when abducted. His two companions were left behind.
Joint Task Force Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said about 6 men aboard a red Tamaraw FX forcibly took Tan, who is a member of the Tausug Bikers Club. He was with 12 bikers when he was abducted.
“They were on their way back to Jolo after making a turn at the town of Maimbung,” Sobejana said.
The military has immediately intensified its checkpoint operations. A crisis management team was also organized for the recovery of the victim the soonest possible time.
“We look forward for the victim’s safe rescue,” Sobejana said. /cbb
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