- A businesswoman abducted two days ago was rescued in Sulu early Wednesday, September 21
- Martina Yee was found on the coast of Indanan, Sulu
- AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said they will issue a press statement later in the day
An elderly businesswoman was successfully rescued by government troops on Wednesday, September 21; just two days after she was abducted by a kidnap-for-ransom group in Zamboanga del Norte.
According to Inquirer, Brigadier General Arnel De la Vega, commander of Joint Task Group Sulu, confirmed the recovery of sexagenarian businesswoman Martina “Tinang” Yee, owner of a general merchandise store in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte, by the 35th Infantry Batallion in Barangay Kahatian, Indanan, Sulu.
“She was rescued in an operation and is now undergoing medical check-up here prior to her transport to Zamboanga City,” Dela Vega said.
As per an InterAksyon article, Yee’s abductors were forced to abandon her because she was weak and hampering their bid to shake off the government troops pursuing them. The victim was found on the coast of Indanan, Sulu early Wednesday morning.
Yee was kidnapped merely two days after Norwegian national Kjartan Sekkingstad was released by the Abu Sayyaf after almost a year in captivity.
Brigadier General Restituto Padilla, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said they will issue a press statement later in the day.