Abu Sayyafs kill 2 microfinance firm personnel-A A +A
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
SUSPECTED Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in an ambush two personnel of a microfinance institution in Lamitan City, Basilan province, a police official reported Tuesday.
Killed were Jenifer Timtim and Saud Macalangcom, the field credit officer and driver, respectively, of the KFI Center for Community Development Foundation Inc., said Lamitan City police chief Almer Ismael.
Ismael said the incident took place shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sitio Baroy, Barangay Ubit, Lamitan City.
Investigation showed the victims were aboard a motorcycle and collecting loan payments from their clientele when they were ambushed by suspected Urban Terrorist Group members of the Abu Sayyaf group.
The gunmen took away Timtim's bag and fled toward the hinterlands, said Ismael.
Intelligence operations have been launched in a bid to track down the whereabouts of the suspects. (Bong Garcia)