School director in Deep South abducted

Unknown group of men has abducted a school director in the restive Deep South.

At night on 14 May 2017, a group of men abducted Daho Ma-taworn, director of Ta-Deeka School of Tung Po Village in Saba Yoi District of Songkhla Province while he was on his way home.

At around midnight, Daho called his wife and told her that a group of masked men put a gun against his head before blindfolding him and took him to an unknown location.

At about 4 am, he called his wife again to inform her that he is safe and would be set free soon, adding that the men who abducted him are likely to be military officers.

Topa Lah-somsa, the village headman of Tung Po Village, said Daho was last seen at a local teahouse at around 8 pm before he was abducted.

The Special Task Force in Thepha District of Songkhla said they were not responsible for the abduction, saying that the military would not do such thing, Topa said.

He added that the 43 Border Patrol Police of Mueang District of the Province also said that they have no knowledge of the abduction.

“No one knows who abducted him and where he is,” said Topa.

The village headman said Daho has never had problems with anyone in the village and that the abduction or arrest is surely not related to drug abuse or trafficking.

Daho has never received any warrant related to security charges as well, Topa added.

Daho Ma-taworn, director of Ta-Deeka School of Tung Po Village in Saba Yoi District of Songkhla Province