Western Mindanao Command naval assets alerted for possible entry of brigands who earlier attacked Sabah resort

April 4, 2014 5:24 am 

MANILA, April 3 — The Western Mindanao Command has placed all its naval assets on alert to preempt possible landing attempts by a criminal group who earlier attacked a resort in Semporna, Eastern Sabah and took hostage a Chinese tourist and a Filipino hotel staff.

Capt. Rowena Muyuela, the command's spokesman, said that all naval units were placed on alert to prevent this from happening.

However, she said they still have no information on whether the suspects were Filipinos.

"We are still to receive official reports regarding that," Muyuela stated.

She added that they are also coordinating with the local police to intensify their security arrangements.

Earlier, six unidentified gunmen attacked the resort and took at gunpoint the two and quickly fled aboard their speedboat. (PNA)



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