Abu Sayyaf's Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad has been released from captivity.
This information is based on a statement made by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza.
He says, Sekkingstad was freed at about 2 pm Saturday in Patikul, Sulu.
Sekkingstad currently stays in a place owned by MNLF Founder Nur Misuari in Barangay Kagay.
Dureza adds, Misuari's men and Former Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan helped in the Norwegian's release.
Sekkingstad was abducted in a resort in Davao on September 21, 2015, along with Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall and Filipina Maritess Flor.
Ridsdell and Hall were both beheaded while Flor was set free 3 months ago.