Abu Sayyaf splinter group releases 2 police officers abducted in Sulu

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 16) — The Philippine National Police on Wednesday confirmed two police officers abducted in Sulu by Abu Sayyaf members have been released.

PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde said PO2 Benierose Alvarez and PO1 Dinah Gumahad were released to the staff of former Sulu governor Abdusakur Tan.

"Siguro yung negotiation, tulong na rin ng governor natin doon at hindi natin alam kung ano talaga paved the way for the release nung 2 hostage na yun but of course malaki tulong ng negotiations at tulong ng LGU doon sa Jolo, Sulu," Albayalde said.

Albayalde added the two policewomen, who were abducted in Patikul, Sulu on April 29, were in 'good condition'.