The Colombian Military rescued to foreign nationals and their dogs after they were abducted. The pair was abducted three months ago by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
On Thursday, the two men from Switzerland and Brazil were rescued after they were held in a house in the southwestern town of Corinto by the rebel group, according to records published by the military.Also Read– Couple kills their son by forcing him to drink water
In a statement by the military, retired Swiss Citizen Daniel Max Guggenheim and Brazilian citizen Jose Iban Albuquerque Garcia were “returned to freedom” after a successful rescue mission.
Guggenheim and Albuquerque, along with their pets Preto and Fifi, were kidnapped on March 16 by the FARC’s former sixth front, also known as the Dagoberto Ramos Mobile Column.
A group of dissident factions of the FARC are still operating
In accordance with a peace deal in 2016, the organization had decided to pursue influence through politics, rather than violence. A group of dissident factions are still operating in the country.
Soldiers found the pair in a house where they might have been transferred after the kidnapping.
Swiss national Guggenheim, who owns Fifi, a 13-year-old Pomeranian, told reporters after his rescue, he said: “The kidnappers treated us well. The pets were long overdue for food but they finally bought dry food in the village.”
He further stated that the dogs had not suffered like the two men because “they have been able to get out and enjoy the wild mountain of this region.”