DFA Still Trying to Locate Abducted OFWs in Libya
MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has yet to identify the group behind the abduction of three Filipinos in Libya.
“The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine embassy in Tripoli are exerting all efforts to locate the whereabouts of the 3 abducted Filipinos, and find out their condition,” DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Charles Jose said.
The Filipinos were taken after gunmen attacked an oil field in Libya. Earlier reports stated that the Pinoys were among those killed in the attack.
Agence France-Presse reported that the three Pinoys worked for Italian engineering company Sogepi.
“We will continue to do our level best to secure the safe release of the Filipinos,” Jose said.
Some 4,100 Filipinos have already been repatriated from Libya. The DFA estimates another 4,000 are still in the troubled country.
“We urge nationals in Libya to be mindful of safety and arrange immediately for repatriation,” said Jose.