British national, Filipina wife abducted in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur – police

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4)— A British national and his Filipina wife were abducted by unidentified armed men in Tukuran town, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday, local police said.

Tukuran Police Corporal Noriel Borromeo told CNN Philippines that Allan and Wilma Hyron were abducted around 7 p.m at a beach resort they own.

The couple also owns the Hyron College Philippines in the same town.

Local police said authorities are looking at “personal grudge” as one of the possible motives for the abduction. Search operations are ongoing, it added.