Foreign Ministry Receives Rescued Indonesian Hostage

Fajar Nugraha    •    22 September 2016 20:10 WIB
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Foreign Ministry Receives Rescued Indonesian Hostage
Indonesian Consul General in Davao Berlian Napitupulu received Indonesian hostage named Herman Manggak from the Philippine military (Photo:MoFA)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Indonesian Foreign Ministry has received Indonesian sailor named Herman Manggak from the Philippine military.

Abu Sayyaf militant group in the southern Philippines released Herman earlier this week. They kidnapped him in Sabah, Malaysia on August 3, 2016.

"He will be treated by the Indonesian Consulate General in Davao," the ministry's citizen protection director Lalu Muhammad Iqbal said in a written statement on Thursday (9/22).

"He will return with three other Indonesians who were freed earlier," he continued.

According to Metro TV reporter Desi Fitriani in Zamboanga, Herman underwent health examination on Thursday (9/22) afternoon. The medical team declared him in healthy condition.

Currently, five Indonesians are still taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf.


(WAH)