One of the three captives of the Abu Sayyaf was killed in Sulu on Monday afternoon following the expiration of the 3 p.m. deadline for the payment of the 600 million peso ransom.
Abu Raami, the spokesman of the Abu Sayyad, said via phone that they killed Canadian Robert Hall whose body would be found in Jolo town.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is still in the process of confirming the report of Hall’s killing.
“I cannot confirm or deny it. We don’t have reports yet coming from our units on the ground. Will update you as soon as we get data or reports from line units,” Western Mindanao Command Spokesperson Major Filemon Tan
Before the clock strikes 3 p.m., the three (3) captives begged for rescue.
They called on the government of the Philippines, Norway, and Canada to aid their liberation from the Abu Sayyaf.
“My condition is pretty bad. We have been starved, our sleep is deprived and they threaten to beat me,” Canadian Robert Hall told the media.
Hall has been hopelessly beseeching for the urgent intervention of the Philippine government.
“To the Philippine government, please get us all out of here. We hope the Philippine government will do all to get us all out here, do what they can to get us out of here,” Hall said.
Hall said knows their lives might be ended today.
“Please get us out of here if (President-elect Rodrigo) Duterte wants to help us, help us to get out of here,” Hall said.
Abu Raami announced earlier that the 3 p.m. deadline is final and that they will be executed if the government does not give the million-worth ransom.
Hall, Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad and Filipina Marites Flor are the captives of Abu Sayyaf.
The Philippine government asked for an extension, but such act seemed to be useless.
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