Iligan Kidnap Victim Freed
A businesswoman and her driver were freed in Iligan City yesterday after more than a week in captivity, while the New People’s Army (NPA) released here on Tuesday night six traders it kidnapped 53 days ago, authorities said.
Col. Daniel Lucero, of the Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade, said Faridad Ulama Adilao, 37, a gun store owner, and her driver, Casan Adilao, were released near a police checkpoint in Barangay Manukan, Iligan City at around 3:30 a.m. yesterday.
“The victims were released with their hands in handcuffs,” Lucero said.
The victims were immediately brought to the Mercy Hospital in Iligan City where they were given medical treatment.