The Philippine National Police offers its deepest sympathy to the German nation and family of kidnap victim Juergen Gustav Kantner, who was brutally murdered by extremist militants in Southern Philippines.

We join the Filipino civil society in expressing our strong condemnation of this latest act of murderous babarism by the Abu Sayyaf Group.

Police troops, side by side with military security forces are actively conducting search operations in the hinterlands to recover the remains of Mr. Kantner and find his killers.

As we mourn the loss of Mr. Kantner, we earnestly appeal to netizens, internet subscribers and mobile phone users to please refrain from propagating the video clip of Mr. Kantner’s murder. He rightfully deserves human dignity even in such gruesome death, while his family and friends deserve respect in this time of grief.