Suspected Abu nabbed in Sulu PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:06

A suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) militant was arrested by government security forces while conducting “preventive patrols” at Dan Puti Road, Patikul town, Sulu Monday afternoon.

Col. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, identified the suspect as Alvin Jumaidi, 25, a resident of Barangay Anuling, Patikul.

He was arrested at 4:40 p.m. by patrolling police officers headed by Senior Inspectors Jeremy Dogao and Exodus Rodriquez.

Recovered from his possession were a .45 caliber pistol and two magazine clips with 16 rounds of ammunition.

Arrojado said Jumaidi failed to present pertinent papers for his weapon when arrested.

Initial background checks indicated that the suspect is affiliated with ASG sub-leader Arod Wahing who is known to operate in Talipao, Sulu.

Jumaidi is also known as a son of another ASG member caught in the botched Zamboanga City jail break last year.

Aside from this, the suspect is believed to have participated in extortion attempts against contractors working in government projects in Sulu.