2 Abu camps in Sulu fall PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 14:24

Government troopers discovered and captured two camps of the Abu Sayaf Group (ASG) during clearing operations in Patikul town, Sulu over the past two days, according to the Joint Task Group Sulu, in a statement forwarded Saturday.

Col. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said the first ASG camp seized at about 11:40 a.m. Thursday, can hold about 50 bunkers which can accommodate more than 200 bandits.

“Operating troops recovered an empty plastic dextrose, assorted civilian clothes, make-shift comfort rooms, and a water point. Said camp is now being occupied by Marine units,” Joint Task Group public affairs officer Capt. Antonio Bulao said.

On Feb. 25, at 5: 20 p.m. troopers from Joint Task Force ZAMBASULTA (Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi), discovered an ASG camp measuring 100 square meters while pursuing the bandits in Barangay Buhanginan, Patikul.

Ensign Chester Ian Ramos, Joint Task Force ZAMBASULTA spokesperson, said the captured camp can shelter an estimated 50 individuals.

Relentless pursuit operations are being launched in coordination with the Philippine National Police to expedite arrest of lawless elements operating in the area.