Abu Sayyaf hostages Canadian Robert Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad appeal to the Canadian, Norwegian and Philippine government on an uploaded video by the rebel group.
The terrorist group Abu Sayyaf is demanding P600 million as ransom for its Canadian hostage Robert Hall and Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad.
ASG uploaded a new video setting a new ultimatum for payment of ransom on June 13, at 3pm.
If demand is not met, ASG threatened to behead either of the two foreign captives.
In the video, Hall and Sekkingstad are both wearing orange t-shirts and are surrounded by armed men.
Hall appealed to the Canadian and Philippine governments for help.
Meanwhile, the focused military operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to capture ASG and rescue the victims are not affected by the new deadline and video.
“Our operations in the areas where there are kidnap for ransom groups like the Abu Sayyaf, it did not stop during the elections,” AFP Spokesperson BGen. Restituto Padilla Jr. assures.
The AFP Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla Jr. also said, now that election is over , the military can now further intensify its operations against the terrorist group.
“Our forces return to their pro-active stance and we continuously intensify our operations as well as law enforcement operations in those areas.” Padilla said.
Meanwhile, AFP still has to validate and confirm the new video uploaded by the Abu Sayyaf group.
On April 25, ASG killed John Ridsdel, one of the two Canadian hostages, after failing to pay the amount of P300 million ransom.