Abu resists arrest, is shot, wounded PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 January 2015 14:00

A member of the Abu Sayyaf Group’s urban terror unit was shot and wounded by Army and police forces after he resisted  arrest in Sumisip town, Basilan

Col. Eliglen Villaflor, commander of theArmy’s 4th Special Forces Battalion, identified the wounded Abu Sayyaf as Imran Daiyong Mijal alias Boh.

Villaflor said a shootout ensued after Mijal “violently resisted” when they served warrant of arrest on him  around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay Marang, Sumisip.

Villaflor said Mijal has a standing warrant of arrest issued by the court for the crime of frustrated murder.

Villaflor added that Mijal is known to have participated in numerous terror and criminal activities such as bombing, liquidation, kidnapping, ambush and extortion.

He said the troops who are trained and equipped in Combat Life Saving (CLS) immediately applied first aid to the arrested Abu Sayyaf urban unit leader.

Mijal was hit in the right arm during the shootout that led to his arrest.

He said the troops recovered from Mijal’s possession an M-16 Armalite rifle with several rounds of ammunition, one rifle grenade, and a caliber .45 pistol with rounds of ammunition.

Villaflor attributed the successful arrest of Mijal to the active participation of concerned citizens in information gathering and their sincere desire to end lawlessness in this province. — Richard Falcatan