Abu Sayyaf frees kidnapped son of Labason Mayor Quimbo

/ 07:54 PM December 30, 2018
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Patikul (outlined in red) in Sulu (Image from Google Maps)

ZAMBOANGA CITY — After more than a year in captivity, Jed Quimbo, son of Labason Mayor Eddie Quimbo, was freed by the Abu Sayyaf group on Rizal Day, Sunday, in Patikul town, Sulu.

Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Licup, police regional director here, said Quimbo was freed around 4:14 p.m. on December 30, in the vicinity of Anuling village, Patikul town.


Quimbo was abducted on September 6, 2017, in Labason by six unidentified men who forced him to board a van.

Licup said Quimbo was released by the Abu Sayyaf in Patikul and later, was handed over to his brother Justin.


“Mister Justin Quimbo was together with former Governor Abdusakur Tan. The kidnap victim was presented to officer-in-charge of the Joint Task Force Sulu at the residence of Tan,” Licup said citing spot report from Sulu Provincial Police Office.

Quimbo will undergo debriefing and medical check-up at Camp Bautista Station Hospital, after which, he will be flown to a private hospital. /jpv

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