Abu indoctrinator nabbed in Lamitan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:43

Security forces arrested yesterday a public school teacher said to be a mid-level Abu Sayyaf leader charged with four counts of kidnapping with serious illegal detention in Basilan province.

Arrested was Nasser Usman, a resident of Barangay Tandung Ahas, Lamitan City, Basilan.

Police said Usman was arrested around 1:15 a.m. at his residence in Tandung Ahas, Lamitan City on the strength of warrants of arrest issued by a court in Isabela City.

Police records showed Usman was involved in the attack and burning of Ipil, the capital town of Zamboanga Sibugay in April of 1995; mass kidnapping of teachers and school pupils including the slain Claretian priest, Fr. Roel Gallardo in March of 2000 in Tumahubong, Sumisip, Basilan; and, the Lamitan siege in June of 2001.

Usman was described as the head of the Abu Sayyaf Group’s indoctrination group based in Basilan

He was also described as a teacher of the Tandung Ahas National High School in Lamitan.