GMA News reporter Chino Gaston said on Twitter that the hostages were released in Indanan, Sulu after Moro National Liberal Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari reportedly interceded. However, source in Inquirer’s report said hostages were freed after P50-million ransom was paid.
“We were informed there were anonymous people who dropped the Indonesians just in front of the house of Sulu Governor Toto Tan,” Sulu police chief Supt. Wilfredo Cayat said as quoted by Inquirer.net.
The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group abducted Indonesian workers from a tugboat and a barge late March off the coast of the Philippines, and demanded ransom.
Indonesian hostages released in Indanan reportedly through help of MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari. pic.twitter.com/kF9KZeAvYF
— Chino Gaston (@chinogaston) May 1, 2016
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