"The suspects were unidentified and fully armed," Khu said, adding that an investigation was being conducted by police on Jolo.
Regional military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang described Bensaidin as a businessman from Kuala Lumpur who had been living on the island for a month. Cabangbang said investigators were trying to determine what business Bensaidin was engaged in, although initial investigations showed he claimed to be dealing in Gecko lizard trading.
"We do not have any other information about him," he said.
No one has claimed responsibility for the abduction, although Jolo is a known stronghold of many small armed gangs, including the Abu Sayyaf. Founded in the 1990s with seed money from Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network, the Abu Sayyaf is responsible for the country's worst terrorist attacks, including a 2004 ferry bombing that left more than 100 people dead. The group is also blamed for repeated abductions of foreigners, local businessmen and missionaries, typically in an effort to raise money through ransom demands. It is considered a terrorist organisation by the United States, and hundreds of American soldiers have been training Filipino troops to crush the group since 2001.
sumber brunei times : http://bruneitimes.com.bn/news-asia/2011/05/10/gunmen-seize-msian-businessmen-jolo
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