From InterAksyon (May 7): Sulu police rescue businesswoman, kill 5 Abu Sayyaf abductors
Police in Sulu province rescued a kidnapped businesswoman and killed five of her Abu Sayyaf abductors, the military said Thursday.
Guankim Lim Maujun, 48, was abducted around 4 p.m. on May 5 in Barangay Tampakan Laminusam in Siasi town and was rescued in Parang town 7:30 a.m. the next day.
She was brought to the Parang District Hospital and, later, to the Integrated Provincial Health Office in Jolo, Arojado said.
However, he gave no details of Maujun’s injuries.
Parang chief of police Senior Inspector Annidul Sali gave a more detailed account of how Maujun was saved from the gunmen, who were led by Salip Mira, who operates in Barangay Kuta Kahoy, Pata town.
Sali said one of the kidnappers was “killed in the vicinity of the victim’s residence and another one killed during pursuit operations by the BPAT (Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team).”
Three more gunmen were killed by BPAT snipers as they tried to flee in a speedboat and their bodies were recovered on the shoreline of Barangay Alu-Kabingan in Tapul town.
An M16 rifle was also recovered.
Mira’s group has links to Abu Sayyaf sub-leaders Alhabsy Misaya, Idang Susukan, Yasser Igasan and Anggah Adji, Sali said.