A kidnap victim has been beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf Group, according to the military.
Maj. Filemon Tan, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said that around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the decapitated head of kidnap victim Patrick Almodovar was recovered by the police at Barangay Kajatian, Indanan in Sulu province.
"The said decapitated head was wrapped in a plastic bag and was left behind by three men onboard a motorcycle," he added.
Tan said the recovered decapitated head is being processed and investigated by the Scene of the Crime Operatives and the Indanan town police office.
Told in a news press conference about Almodovar's beheading, President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered the AFP and the Philippine National Police to seek and destroy the Abu Sayyaf Group.
"My orders to the police and to the armed forces, against all enemies of the state, seek them out and destroy them. Ang mga droga, destroy them. Ang mga Abu Sayyaf, destroy them. Period," said Duterte. — BAP/NB, GMA News