Troops of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3, Philippine Marine Ready Force Sulu under the Joint Task Force Sulu in coordination with the Sulu Provincial Police Office and intel units rescued the Indonesian Kidnap Victim Usman Yusuf who was able to escape from his abductors at Sitio Tubig Bual, Barangay Bual, Luuk, Sulu around 7:30am yesterday (December 06, 2018).
Yusuf, 35 years old, was abducted at the seawaters off Sempornah, Sabah, Malaysia aboard Malaysian fishing/trawler vessel last September 11, 2018.
Subject rescued KV was then brought to Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital for medical check-up after which he was presented to Commander, Joint Task Force Sulu prior turn over to higher headquarters.
With the rescue of Usman Yusuf, number of kidnap victims are down to 6, 3 of which are foreigners and 3 are Filipinos.
“I commend the troops of the Joint Task Force Sulu for their unfaltering conduct of intensified military operations which bear outstanding accomplishments,” said Lieutenant General Arnel B. Dela Vega, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.