Three Nigerians have been arrested on kidnapping charges after their captives escaped and sought assistance at the Bulacan province police station.
The Nigerian syndicate is linked to a kidnapping ring that targets their own nationality.
Their most recent captives escaped after seven days and reported the incident to the Pulilan police on Tuesday. Afterwards the men were accompanied by an Anti-Kidnaping Group and Pulilan Police to a safe-house in Bulacan.
The three kidnappers are said to have demanded six million Nigerian-dollars, about one million pesos, for the release of their victims.
A Nigerian-British based in London reported that his nephews were kidnapped upon his arrival in the Philippines. Acting on the complaint police dispatched tracker teams to locate the victims.
The syndicate is also accused of kidnapping two others on June 9 after two Nigerians arrived in the Philippines to study in San Fernando, La Union.
The three Nigerian kidnappers will be investigated via Interpol and other sources to see if they are wanted in any other part of the world on kidnapping charges.
In recent years, Nigerians are known to kidnap their own people throughout the Philippines. Numerous groups kidnap their own kind shortly after befriending them upon their arrival in the country.