Report Exemption-10 Indonesians-of Abu Sayyaf hostage-Foreign Minister-Meet- Jokowi
By Raden Trimutia Hatta
on May 1, 2016 at 16:07 GMT
Liputan6.com, Jakarta - 10 Indonesian citizens (citizen) who was held hostage terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines reportedly had been released on Sunday (05/01/2016). Foreign Minister Retno L Marsudi also meet President Jokowi at the Bogor Palace to report the news.
to the President at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, "said the head of the Press Bureau of the Presidential Palace Bey Machmudin.
Earlier, Sulu Police Chief Superintendent Wilfredo Cayat confirm that freedom but could not give details.
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"We have been informed by someone unknown that the Abu Sayyaf has freed 10 Indonesians, in front of the governor's house Suu, Abusakur Toto Tan," said Cayat as reported by The Star.
"They have been brought into the house and fed. Governor Tan then called me that 10 Indonesians had been freed. We are now preparing to bring to 10 the person to Zamboanga and submit to the consular office of the Republic of Indonesia," continued Cayat.
Cayat said the hostages were freed Abu Sayyaf it was the crew of the tugboat. They were abducted from the waters of Sulu on 28 March.
A police source said the company's fleet owners have given a number as requested ransom to Abu Sayyaf.
"They should be released on Friday or Saturday in the town of Luuk, however, apparently today," the source told the Inquirer.
As in previous news that the vessel Brahma 12, and the barge Anand 12, which carries 7,000 tons of coal and 10 Indonesian crew members hijacked by Abu Sayyaf group on Monday, March 28, 2016.
When it was hijacked, the second vessel on the way from Sungai Puting South Kalimantan towards Batangas, Southern Philippines. The hijackers demanded a ransom of about US $ 14 billion to acquire the entire crew.