2 live shells for improvised bombs found in San Roque PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 May 2014 11:39

Police and miltary operatives retrieved last Thursday at Sitio Salom, San Roque two 60 mm mortar shells believed to be main explosive components belonging to an alleged Abu Sayyaf bomber who was arrested at Southcom Village, Calarian last May 17.

The two mortar shells were spotted by residents amid grasses and it was immediately reported to the police.

Nujir Ahidji aka “Abu Jomar”, single, a native of Jolo, Sulu, was arrested during a raid at Block 5, Southcom Village, Calarian. He was nabbed at the house of Mahmor Albania where he was renting a room.

The arrest was carried out by men of the Intelligence Section of the Zamboanga City Police Office, Bomb Squad, SIU CIDMB, Task Force Zamboanga, Regional Intelligence Unit, MIG9 and SWAT who were armed with search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Gregorio Dela Peña III.

The court issued the search warrant intended for certain Ustadz Hassan and a certain “Jomar”.

The raiders recovered from Ahidji’s rented room one Samsung cellular phone, a brown wallet with picture, two cellphone chargers, pieces of cut wiring, an improvised blasting cap, two empty boxes of cellular phone, a SIM card and strips of electric tape.

What was missing in Ahidji’s rented room when it was searched was the main component of a bomb which he was suspected to have been assembling for possible terror attack in this city. The two mortar shells  found amid grasses in San Roque could be the main bomb components allegedly belonging to Ahidji. — Dan Toribio Jr.