After beheading his fellow Canadian John Ridsdel in April, Abu Sayyaf – the Islamic militants from south Philippines – beheaded Canadian Robert Hall. Mr. Hall’s severed head was found near a Catholic cathedral on a remote island of Jojo.
The two Canadians, as well as a Norwegian man and a Philippine woman were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf from a resort in September 2015. The militants demanded large ransoms for the release of hostages. Because the second payment deadlines was not met, the second hostage was beheaded. The fates of Filipina Maritess Flor and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad are unknown.