A kidnap victim was rescued by police authorities in Al-Barka, Basilan on Thursday, PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. confirms.

“We are glad to inform the public of this major accomplishment considering that kidnapping is such a complex crime. Tulong-tulong tayo! The cooperation of witnesses and informants strengthened our investigation leading to the positive result of this operation,” Azurin said.

The abduction transpired on September 13, 2022 wherein some 10 fully-armed suspects forcibly took the victim at his residence in Barangay Bohe Piang, Al-Barka, Basilan.

A tracker team composed of Ungkaya Pukan Municipal Police Station led by PMAJ Alfadda J. Osalli, OIC; Tipo-Tipo MPS led by PLT Jackaria J Muin,COP Alpha Coy, 64th IB and in coordination with the Municipal Justice of Ungkaya Pukan, Tipo-Tipo and Al-Barka with the cooperation of Hon. Attuk Jamjiran, Brgy chairman, Bohe Piyang, Al-Barka, Municipality rescued the victim who was abandoned by the kidnappers at a safe house.

The victim underwent physical examination and debriefing procedure.