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Abu man: I snatched Gracia Burnham

A captured Abu Sayyaf terrorist with a $25,000 reward on his head has confessed to taking part in the kidnapping of Americans Martin and Gracia Burnham and Guillermo Sobero, along with several Filipinos from the Dos Palmas resort in Palawan three years ago. The reward was offered by the US government. At a press conference at Armed Forces Southern Command (Southcom) headquarters here, Toting Craft Hanno, alias Abu Jacarias, told Southcom chief Lt. Gen. Alberto Braganza that he was one of the Abu Sayyaf bandits who barged into the cottage of the Burnhams at dawn of May 27, 2001 and dragged them out. “I was the one who took Gracia Burnham,” he said in Filipino. “I barged into the cottage with four of my companions.” Hanno, who was handcuffed during the press conference, said he and 27 other Abu Sayyaf kidnappers had raided the resort and surprised the American and Filipino tourists in their cottages. Full Story

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