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Abductee recounts escape from gunmen in Jolo island

PORT DICKSON: Divine intervention. That was how Tung Wee Jie, who was held captive for almost nine months in Jolo island, summed up his dramatic escape from armed abductors last Monday.

Officials get reports that Chinese national has been taken to Jolo

LAHAD DATU: Police have called off an intensive search for kidnapped farm manager Yang Zai Lin as they believe he has been taken into a notorious Abu Sayyaf stronghold at Jolo Island in southern Philippines.

Hostages taken to Jolo in southern Philippines

KOTA KINABALU: Two Malaysian hostages taken from Ocean King Seafood Restaurant in Sandakan are reportedly being held at a village on Jolo island in the southern Philippines.

Detained militant recruited Jolo bombers

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian Islamic State (IS) militant, who was among three detained last month, was responsible for smuggling an Indonesian family of four, identified as the attackers of a church in Jolo, southern Philippines.

Indonesian kidnap victim may have been freed in Jolo

KOTA KINABALU: An Indonesian kidnap victim, who was seen pleading for his life in a video clip, is believed to have been released in Jolo.

Envoy: Manila bent on freeing hostages in Jolo soon

KOTA KINABALU: Efforts are being made to secure the release of five Malaysian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the southern Philippine island of Jolo.

Government troops attacked on Jolo island

Hundreds of armed followers of a jailed former Muslim rebel leader attacked government troops and occupied at least one army detachment on Jolo island yesterday, sparking clashes that killed at least 12 soldiers and wounded 15 others, military officials said.

RSF a spent force, says Jolo activist

KOTA KINABALU: The so-called Royal Sulu Force (RSF), accused of the armed intrusion into Lahad Datu in 2013, is in disarray and not in a position to make any similar incursions, says a Jolo-based anti-kidnapping activist.

Korean kidnap victim found dead in Jolo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines: The body of a Korean national kidnapped earlier this year was found near the Sulu State College in Jolo, Sulu, on Saturday night.

Filipina rescued from Jolo still detained by police to assist investigations, says Hamza

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian police are still detaining the Filipina who was rescued from the band of kidnappers on Jolo Island, in South Philippines last Friday, to assist in investigations, said Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib.