Abu Sayyaf suspected of snatching Jolo councilor

September 28, 2017 - 12:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines — A councilor of Jolo, Sulu was kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen Wednesday evening, September 27, the military said.

Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said Councilor Ezeddin Tan was riding with fellow members of the Tausug Bikers Club in nearby Indanan town when he was seized by at least six gunmen around 6 p.m.

Tan is a nephew of former Sulu vice governor Abdusakur Tan.