A professor of the Western Mindanao State University was abducted by gunmen who barged into his house in Zamboanga City, police reported over the weekend.
Authorities said that Professor Al Roxas was taken at gunpoint at around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday in the coastal village of Campo Islam by armed men clad in army and marine uniforms.
The gunmen dragged Roxas to the coast where two speedboats were waiting, according to Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman.
He said that, the boats sped towards Basilan, once of the five provinces under the Muslim autonomous region.
“The Zamboanga City Police Office is now conducting a thorough investigation on the incident,” Huesca said.
No individual or group claimed responsibility for the abduction and the motive is still unknown.