Abu killed in Sulu clash PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 July 2015 14:02

An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub-leader, long wanted for kidnapping and murder, was killed government troopers during intelligence operations in Barangay Poblacion, Indanan, Sulu Wednesday afternoon.

Killed in the 4: 30 p.m. encounter with Joint Task Group Sulu was ASG sub-leader Mahmur Jupuri alias “Mahmur”.

Joint Task Group Sulu commander Col. Alan Arrojado said that Jupuri has outstanding warrants of arrest for his involvement in kidnapping, serious illegal detention and murder.

The warrants were issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 3 of Jolo.

Arrojado added that upon the successful neutralization of the ASG bandit, all Joint Task Group Sulu units were directed to preempt any escalation or “pintakasi”.

He also said that the body was recovered and taken to the Kutang Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital (KHTBSH) at Barangay Busbus, Jolo, Sulu for autopsy at 5 p.m.

“Recovered during neutralization was one cal . 45 pistol, one magazine and ammos,” Arrojado said.

No losses were reported among government troops.

Jupuri is also known to be involved in the kidnapping of the Malaysian couple in Sandakan, Malaysia last May 14.

His body was claimed by his family from the military hospital in Jolo Wednesday night.

“At around 21:25 (9:25 p.m.), a certain Bario Darhamil Sali Ladja alias “Damlag” of Barangay Tumantangis, Indanan, Sulu and (Jupuri’s) wife Jurmina has claimed the cadaver of the just neutralized ASG sub-leader at KHTBSH (Kutang Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital),” Arrojado sais.

Investigation also revealed that Jurmina was the daughter of ASG sub-leader Amama, the leader of Parang-Indanan based ASGs.

“The wife of Mahmur was accompanied by Tamaraw (FX) driver Pasar Majid. The Sulu PPO (Provincial Police Office) investigation section conducted through investigation proceedings to support future proceedings,” he added.

Arrojado also said that personnel from KHTBSH processed other pertinent data for substantial evidence.