Abu Sayyaf Releases Norwegian Hostage after Receiving P30-Million Ransom

The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) finally released its Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad last September 16. His captors freed him after reportedly receiving a ransom of P30 million. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier said P50 million was paid to the ASG. Sekkingstad is the last Abu Sayyaf captive from the group of four abducted in Samal Island in Davao del Norte in September 2015.  Two Canadians were beheaded, while a Filipina…

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