Five Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf off Lahad Datu waters


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 18 Jan 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Five Indonesian fishermen were abducted from the eastern edge of Sabah waters off Lahad Datu by kidnap-for-ransom groups linked to the notorious Abu Sayyaf groups from southern Philippines.

Six gunmen dressed in black overalls took the five of eight fishermen from their Sabah registered trawler during the incident in waters between Tambisan and Kuala Meruap in Lahad Datu close to the Philippines sea border at 8pm on Thursday (Jan 16).

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