NPAs free abducted Zamboanga del Sur cop

May 16, 2012 9:45 pm 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 16 –After 36 days in captivity, Police Officer 2 (PO2) Faisal Juhaili of Tigbao police station in Zamboanga del Sur was finally freed by his captors on Tuesday afternoon.

Juhaili was released for humanitarian reason following negotiations between the New People's Army (NPA) rebels and Ustadz Abdul Juhaili, the victim’s uncle, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director Chief Supt. Napoleon Estilles said.

NPA rebels abducted Juhaili shortly after raiding Tigbao police station in Zamboanga del Sur lon April 9.

Estilles said the policeman was released around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay Kanipaan in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur.

Juhaili is one of the four policemen on duty when some 40 NPAs raided the police station of Tigbao.

Tigbao, a fifth class municipality, has only 23 policemen and is the second smallest police station, in terms of strength, in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

After the attack, the rebels also carted away seven M-16 Armalite rifles, an M-14 rifle and a 9-mm pistol.

The abductors handed over Juhaili to his relatives at the barangay hall of Kanipaan in Bayog, Estilles said..

He said Juhaili, who proceeded to Zamboanga City together with his uncle after his release, would be subjected to debriefing.

National Democratic Front (NDF)- Mindanao spokesman Jorge Madlos, alias 'Ka Oris' said in a statement that they released Juhaili since he had no pending cases with the revolutionary movement.

Madlos also said that they freed Juhaili since the latter had no derogatory records in the police service and in the community he was serving. (PNA) RMA/LAM/TPG/mec

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