ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/21 February) – A faculty member of an international college and an information technology student were abducted by gunmen inside the Mindanao State University (MSU) campus in Marawi City, a military official disclosed Monday.
Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) spokesperson Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang said the incident took place 6:45 p.m. Saturday at 7th Street inside the MSU campus.
Cabangbang identified the victims as Cris Neil Gulfan, a faculty member of Al-Khawirizmi International College and Aubrey Virtudez, a student of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
Guylfan is a resident of Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur while Virtudez is from Cagayan de Oro City.
The victims were walking home when a group of unidentified gunmen seized them, Cabangbang said.
They are staying at the Macarambon’s cottage at 7th Street inside the campus.
The victims were forced to board a maroon Hi-Lander SUV that sped towards Piagapo town in Lanao del Sur, Cabangbang said.
He said the military forces in coordination with the police were tracking the whereabouts of the victims. (MindaNews)