ASG bandits release son of mayor in Zamboanga del Norte

By Ely Dumaboc

December 31, 2018, 11:35 am

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits have released the son of a town mayor they kidnapped over a year ago in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police said.

The Sulu Provincial Police Office said that Jed Quimbo, 28, the son of Mayor Eddie Quimbo of Labason, Zamboanga del Norte, was released around 4 p.m. Sunday in Barangay Anuling, Patikul, Sulu.

The police said Quimbo, a businessman, was handed over to his brother, Justin, and former Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan.

The ASG bandits held Quimbo captive for one year, three months and 24 days.

The police said Quimbo was taken to the Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital for medical check-up and for debriefing later.

The ASG bandits seized Quimbo in front of his store at the public market on Sept. 6, 2017 in Barangay Poblacion, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.

Quimbo was forced to board a van, which was found abandoned in Sitio Ulingan, Usokan, Labason.

The police said Quimbo will be transported to the headquarters of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom). (PNA)