Abu Sayyaf Group Releases 3 Indonesian Sailors

M Rodhi Aulia    •    03 Oktober 2016 12:07 WIB
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Abu Sayyaf Group Releases 3 Indonesian Sailors
The Abu Sayyaf militant group is a threat in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas (Photo:MTVN/M Rodhi Aulia)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Abu Sayyaf militant group released three Indonesian sailors in the southern Philippines on Saturday (10/1) evening.

The three sailors are Ferry Arifin, M Mabrur and Edy Suryono. They were abducted in Sulu waters on June 20, 2016.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said the three sailors are currently with the Philippine authorities in Sulu. The Indonesian government will receive them in Zamboanga.

"The Indonesian government will be represented by the Indonesian embassy," Retno said during a press conference in Jakarta on Sunday (10/2).

Retno added two other Indonesian sailors are still taken hostage by the Abu Sayyaf group in the southern Philippines. 

"We are still trying to rescue the two remaining Indonesian sailors," Retno stated.


(WAH)