In the last hours, ELN provided the survival test to the engineer of the Ismocol oil company, Rafael Andrés Riaño, who was abducted in the Arauca department on January 13. Only a few hours ago his fate was completely unknown.
The only thing his family knew about was that ELN had him in Venezuelan territory, for the information the government himself gave. Therefore, they were unable to reach the place where they are in captivity in order to save them. When her sister, already desperate, went to find a message about her brother in Saravena Park, two people approached her on a motorcycle and took her to the outskirts of the city, where they gave her a flash drive with evidence of survival.
"The message is directed to my family to tell them that I love them so much, it starts to appreciate the moments they put aside, I want to thank my brothers, I know they pay attention to me," says Rafael in the music video provided by the guerrilla group for their families
Guarded by two guerrillas, dressed in a dark blue T-shirt and a hat, and with the ELN flag in the background, Rafael said that a few days ago he had the opportunity to access the message sent by one of his brothers and said he was physically well
"I am fine, do not worry, the problem of migraine, which worries that I'm okay, I got medication, I am physically healthy and fortunately I received good treatment," said the engineer on the film, asking your relative patience.
Meanwhile, Jorge's relatives await his early release and argued that in recent months the guerrillas have told them that they will remove the engineer from captivity until Ismocol has withdrawn its stake from the oil pipelines in the area.
It should be recalled that ELN also maintains its authority in March in the Arauca department, the son of the former governor of this department, José Leonardo Ataya, the current manager of a public services company. It is said about him that he was also taken to Venezuela.