Roro captain abducted by Abu Sayyaf rescued by military | Inquirer News

Roro captain abducted by Abu Sayyaf rescued by military

/ 10:33 AM March 25, 2017
ARMY TROOPS IN ACTION IN MINDANAO:  In this August 2016 file photo, Army soldiers recover an Abu Sayyaf camp in Basilan. (PHOTO FROM CPIO-WESTERN MINDANAO COMMAND)

Soldiers search an Abu Sayyaf bunker that the Army earlier overran in Basilan. FILE PHOTO FROM WESTERN MINDANAO COMMAND

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The military said it rescued one of the two Roro crew abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits during a hijacking off Basilan on Thursday.

Major General Carlito Galvez Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, confirmed the rescue of captain Aurelio Agac-ac.


READ: Abu Sayyaf men take new captives off Basilan

Agac-ac was the captain of Roro 9 intercepted by Abu Sayyaf bandits as it was sailing for General Santos City from Cebu.


Galvez said they would give details of Agac-ac’s rescue later Saturday as operations to rescue chief engineer Laurencio Tiro were still ongoing. CBB

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