Gunmen seize Korean businessman in Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/25 January) – Gunmen believed to be kidnappers abducted late Saturday a Korean businessman in Zamboanga Sibugay.

Insp. Dahlan Samuddin, Police Regional Office-9 information officer, identified the victim as Noui Hong Sung, 73.

Samuddin said the victim was seized by gunmen aboard a mini-van around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in barangay Surabay, R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay.

He said policemen gave chase and recovered the gunmen’s getaway vehicle hours later in Barangay President Roxas of the same town.

But the police official said the gunmen burned the vehicle.

Samuddin said the victim had arrived two days ago in R.T. Lim to visit his son, also a businessman, who is residing in Barangay Katipunan.

He said policemen in coordination with the military were tracking down the whereabouts of the victim.

He said no one has claimed responsibility for the incident. (MindaNews)