Warning of kidnapping activities in Sabah

According to the ReCAAP ISC, there are information that a group of approximately 10 ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group) members armed with pistol, rifles and grenade launcher is planning to carry out kidnapping activities in Sabah.

These activities may take place at any opportune time in undisclosed areas in Sabah, mainly targeting businessmen or ship’s crew of foreign vessels passing through the area.

The group is using unmarked coloured blue and white motorbanca locally known as jungkong.

Ship masters and crew are called to be extra vigilant when transiting the waters off Eastern Sabah and Sulu-Celebes Seas.