Zamboanga Sibugay mayor abducted from home
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The mayor of Naga town in Zamboanga Sibugay was abducted late Monday evening, April 6, by 5 armed men.
According to a report from the Philippine National Police (PNP), Naga mayor Gemma Adana was abducted at around 9:15 pm from her residence.
The unidentified armed men then boarded the municipal mayor onto a pump boat, and left heading towards Sibugay Bay.
"Our police are exerting all efforts to determine the whereabouts of the mayor and rescue her safely in coordination with other law enforcement authorities and the military," said Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II in a statement Tuesday, April 7.
"She was with her friends when the suspects armed with short firearms barged in and forcibly toook the mayor," Roxas said. "The group sped off towards the sea onboard two motorized bancas."
Naga police are in pursuit of the mayor’s abductors as of posting. – Rappler.com