ZAMBOANGA CITY: Kidnappers have demanded P70 million for the safe release of three people abducted in Western Mindanao.
The captors of Al Rojas, a clerk at the Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City, have demanded P20 million for his freedom, his family said.
Rojas, who was previously reported as a university professor, was kidnapped from his home in Campo Islam in Zamboanga City on June 22. His family did not say who was behind the kidnapping.
Kidnappers also demanded P50 million for the freedom of two Filipino Muslim sisters of Algerian descent—Linda and Nadjoua Bansil—who are both filmmakers.
They were seized from a commuter jeep while with the members of the Sultanate of Sulu Darul Islam by suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels in the town of Patikul in Sulu province also on June 22. The duo was filming a documentary when gunmen snatched them.
According to Sultan Bantilan Muhammad Mu’izzuddin 2nd of the Sultanate of Sulu Darul Islam, the sisters who were with the sultanate members were conducting ocular inspection of some agricultural-based economic self-reliance projects in Patikul.