Abu Sayyaf wants something from gov’t, Sulu exec says

MANILA, Philippines – Before the release of Red Cross worker Mary Jean Lacaba Thursday night, her abductors said they wanted something apparently from the government, according to Sulu Vice Governor Lady Ann Sahidulla.

Sahidulla, however, refused to elaborate on what the bandits wanted and only said that Lacaba would be the one to reveal what the bandits asked for.

“Nag-usap kami kung ano kailangan nila. Ganon pa din. Gusto lang talaga nila, ah may konting ano sila. Pero alam ko si Jean ang nakakaalam noon kung ano man ang gusto nila,” said Sahidulla, to whom Lacaba was handed over by her abductors at about 8:30 p.m.

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