Monday, April 26, 2010

Kidnappers free Zamboanga trader

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / April 26, 2010) – Kidnappers have freed a Filipino trader after two weeks in captivity in the southern Philippines.

The victim, Nena Toremocha, was released over the weekend in Lanao del Norte province where her family fetched her.

No group claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

Police confirmed the release, but security officials would not say if ransom was paid to the kidnappers who were believed to be rogue members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the country’s largest Muslim rebel group fighting for independence in the restive region of Mindanao.

The 62-year old seaweed trader was kidnapped April 12 by gunmen in the town of Olutanga in Zamboanga Sibugay province. (Mindanao Examiner)

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