TAWAU – Three Malaysians who were released by Abu Sayyaf militants on March 27 after being kidnapped for eight months, arrived at Tawau Airport, here today.
The trio, Mohd Jumadil Rahim,24, Mohd Ridzuan Ismail,33, and Fandy Bakran, 27, arrived on a Malaysia Airlines flight MH2664 from Kuala Lumpur at 5.40pm.
They were met on arrival by Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan, Sebatik State Assemblyman Datuk Muis Picho and Tanjong Batu State Assemblyman Datuk Hamisa Samat.
When met by reporters, Mohd Jumadil, Mohd Ridzuan and Fandy said they were happy to finally return to their home town.
“We are grateful to the prime minister, Sabah chief minister, Kelab Putra 1Malaysia and those involved in our release,” said Mohd Jumadil.
Meanwhile, Mohd Ridzuan said they want to take a rest before accepting any job offers because they were still traumatised by the kidnappping.
Two others released on March 23, namely Abd Rahim Summas,62, and Tayudin Anjut,46, are still being treated at Serdang Hospital, Selangor.
Five Malaysians were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the waters of Dent Haven in Lahad Datu on July 18, 2016. – BERNAMA