Suspected Abu Sayyaf killed in Jolo shootout PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 May 2015 11:48

A suspected Abu Sayyaf Group member was killed in aa shootout with Jolo policemen late Wednesday afternoon.

Joint Task Group Sulu commander Col. Alan Arrojado identified the slain suspect as Mindas Manda alias “Muktader”. Recovered from his possession were an M-16 automatic rifle and a magazine containing 10 5.56mm rounds.

Manda was cornered by members of the Jolo Municipal Police Station at the Jolo Wet Market, Barangay Walled City, Sulu at 5:50 p.m.

The suspect refused to surrender and fired on the pursuing police officers, forcing the latter to retaliate killing Manda in the process.

Arrojado said Manda is a member of he Muktader Brother ASG Kidnap-for-Ransom Group which is based in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi.

The group is working under ASG sub-leaders Idang Susukan, Alhabsy Misaya, Anga Adji and Yasser Igasan.

He said Manda is also involved in the series of recent kidnapping incidents in Malaysia.