KOTA KINABALU: The last Sipadan hostage, Rolland Ullah, who was held the by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in Jolo, is believed to have escaped after over 1,100 days in captivity.
A Zamboanga City-based radio station Radyo Agung repor-ted that the 44-year-old Ullah managed to flee from his captors during heavy fighting between the gunmen and Filipino marines in the Patikul area at noon yesterday.
Ullah, a Filipino, was abducted along with 20 other tourists and staff at Malaysias Pulau Sipadan on April 23, 2000.
The 20 (nine Malaysians, a Filipina and 10 western tourists) were released over four months by the Abu Sayyaf.
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