Resident says teacher held hostage by Marawi attackers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 24 2017 10:42 AM | Updated as of May 24 2017 12:30 PM

MANILA - Extremists held hostage a teacher in the southern city of Marawi, her colleague claimed Wednesday.

"I got news that some of the teachers were held hostage. Iyung confirmed ko lang po is iyung isa, who is my co-teacher in Mindanao State University," Marawi resident Noddy Summer said in an interview with ANC's headstart.

Noddy said she received information on the abduction from the latter's son, who had exchanged online messages with a priest accompanying the hostage.

Pulina was supposedly abducted after Maute group members torched several buildings.

"I have no idea if they (Pulina and co-teachers) are still within the school. Ang idea na narinig ko ay nasa chapel sila," Noddy said.

ABS-CBN News is still seeking confirmation of the reported abduction.

The whole Mindanao region has been placed under martial law due to the Marawi attack.