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Philippines President Condemns Abu Sayaf on Killing John Ridsdel

  • Condemning the act, the Philippines President, Benigno Aquino stated, “This latest heinous crime serves to strengthen our government's resolve to put an end to this reign of terror and banditry.”

    In September last year, Philippines Islamist militant group led by Abu Sayaf abducted John Ridsdel along with three others from Norway, Philippines and Canada. In April 2016, Ridsdel, a Canadian citizen was killed by the same militant group after their demand for million-dollar ransom got expired.