by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/30/17, 10:56 am
A Catholic priest who was taken hostage by militants in the besieged Philippine town of Marawi has said the militants have more than 200 hostages. In a video published today, Father Teresito Suganob implored Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw the country’s forces and stop air strikes in exchange for the hostages. Suganob said the militants were holding some 240 “prisoners of war,” including teachers, carpenters, and children.