Incident Summary:

02/14/2018: Assailants abducted Enrico Nee, a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) engineer, near his residence in San Raymundo, Jolo, Sulu, Philippines. Nee was released on May 21, 2018. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the San Raymundo neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Department of Public Works and Highways in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DPWH-ARMM)
Specific Description Engineer of 1st District Engineering Office: Enrico Nee
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 96
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 9338.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 9338.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes The victim's family paid 500,000 Philippine pesos ($9,338) for his release.
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) Ajang-Ajang Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Abu Sayyaf releases engineer abducted in February," Philippine Star, May 21, 2018.
"Philippines: Abu Sayyaf releases another kidnap victim,", May 20, 2018.
"Abus kidnap ARMM engineer; military launches manhunt.(Provincial)," Manila Bulletin, February 15, 2018.