ASG gunmen kidnap 10-year-old boy in Sulu

Published August 16, 2018, 6:52 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Nonoy Lacson

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) gunmen strike anew and kidnapped a 10-year-old pupil of an elementary school in Jolo, Sulu province early Thursday morning.

Armed Forces of the Philippines – Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WesMinCom) Spokesman Army Lt Col. Gerry M Besana identified the victim as Zaire Khan Pasil, 10, student, and resident of Sheik Mustafa Subdivision, Upper San Raymundo, Jolo, Sulu.

Besana said the incident took place at about 7:20 am while the young Pasil was on his way to the Notre Dame Elementary School.

Besana added that Pasil was with Aldasir Tallow, driver, and Fatima Zaima Pasil, 13 were on their way to Notre Dame Elementary School onboard an owner type jeep from their residence when the incident transpired.

The military reported that about six ASG gunmen riding in tandem onboard three motorcycles took the victim along Latih-Jolo Road.