Indonesian authorities had urged companies not to pay ransoms for collaborators captured by the active in the southern Philippines terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf reported Tass, citing local media.

“If the government insists on not paying, then [none of us] should pay because as a nation we could be exploited,” said the commander of the Indonesian armed forces General Gatot Nurmantyo.

According to him, Jakarta and Manila adhere to their firm intention to eliminate the criminal activity at the Philippine’s Sulu waters, where are happening attacks by Abu Sayyaf against Indonesian and Malaysian ships and the kidnapping of hostages.

On August 15, expired the term posed by terrorists demanding to be paid 4.6 million dollars for nine Indonesian sailors taken captives.

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