Revenge, kidnap-for-ransom possible motives on Zamboanga kidnapping

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Authorities revealed revenge for terminating five teachers and kidnap-for-ransom as possible motives of the Zamboanga kidnapping case wherein a British businessman and his Filipina wife were abducted at their resort in Pinay in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday night.

This was announced yesterday by AFP-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-Westmincom) Chief Lt. Col. Cirilito Sobejana on the abduction case of British national Allan Arthur Hyrons, 70, and his Pinay wife, Wilma Paglinawan Hyrons, on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Hyrons Beach Resort in Brgy. Alindahaw, Tukuran.

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According to Sobejana, they received a report that before the abduction, the couple fired five teachers from their school property, so it is possible that the teachers’ relatives took revenge.

The couple operates many businesses in the province, including the beach resort where they were abducted.

Meanwhile, the general was also worried that the kidnapping for ransom group (KFR), including Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) rebels, was behind the Zamboanga kidnapping.

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Despite this, the victims’ families have not received any ransom demand from the kidnappers until now.

AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Noel Clement assured that military troops are doing everything possible to recover the abducted Briton and his Filipina wife.

Also read: P1-M reward for arrest of British national, Filipino wife kidnappers

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