Gunmen seize couple in Jolo, Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/16 February) – Five gunmen abducted a couple who had just arrived early Sunday in Jolo, Sulu, Senior Supt. Abraham Orbita, Sulu police director, said.

Orbita identified the victims as Engineer Bonifacio Salinas, Jr., 54, and his wife, Claire, both employees of the Jolo Mainland Water District.

They were seized around 5:30 a.m. Sunday in front of their residence in Kasalamatan Village, Barangay San Raymundo, Jolo, Sulu, he said.

Orbita said the couple has just arrived by boat from Zamboanga City.

He said the gunmen forced the couple to board on a Toyota Tamaraw and sped towards the direction of Barangy Anuling, Patikul municipality. (MindaNews)