Gunmen seize school official in Zambo

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014


ZAMBOANGA CITY – Gunmen believed to be members of kidnap-for-ransom-group (KRFG) has abducted an education official while his wife managed to escape in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, a police official said Tuesday.

Zamboanga Peninsula police information officer Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca identified the kidnapped school official as Rudy Luna, a supervisor of Kumalarang Central Elementary School.

Huesca said that investigation showed the suspects barged into the residence of Luna and seized him and his wife, Tessie, around 8 p.m. Monday in the village of Diplo, Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur.

Tessie is also a supervisor of Kumalarang Central Elementary School, Huesca added.

The suspects brought them to the shore at Sitio Dacun in the nearby village of Picanan aboard the couple’s Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).

He said the suspects, bringing with them Rudy, sped to the high seas aboard a motorized banca while Tessie managed to escape.

A follow up operation has been launched to track down the whereabouts of the victim, Huesca added.

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