MANILA - A Malaysian kidnap victim rescued from the Abu Sayyaf died on Tuesday, the military said.
Jari Bin Abdullah, who was rescued on April 4 in Simusa Island, Sulu, passed away in Zamboanga City on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Western Mindanao Command.
Abdullah's death, which was caused by gunshot wounds he sustained during the rescue mission, was witnessed by his family, the Malaysian Consul General, and officials of the International Monitoring Team.
Abdullah’s family executed a waiver consenting the removal of his life support, WesMinCom said.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families of Abdullah. Our troops are exhausting all efforts to defeat the Abu Sayyaf and bring justice to the victims of terror,” said WesMinCom chief Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega said.
Meanwhile, Indonesian captive Heri Ardiansyah, who was rescued on April 8 from the bandits, was formally received by Indonesian officials in Manila on Tuesday afternoon.
The remains of another Indonesian kidnap victim was brought to Manila on Monday night.