Wanted Abu nabbed in downtown Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 December 2015 13:41

Government forces arrested a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf along Zaragosa St., this city yesterday morning.

Nabbed was Arasad Saidjuwan alias Arasad Aminsahid, Abu Ayob and Abu Mara Amana.

A police report disclosed that the Saidjuwan has a pending warrant of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection with the Tairan kidnapping some years ago in Basilan with Criminal Case No. 3570.

The warrant was issued by Judge Leo Hay Princepe of the Regional Trial Court, 9th Judicial Region branch 1, Isabela, Basilan.

The suspect was arrested around 9:30 a.m. by operatives of the Intelligence Section of the City Police Office, PCTC WM, PAOCC, 84th SAC-SAF, NISG-WM, CTD-IG and RIU 9.  He was detained at the City Police Office pending his turn over to the Isabela City court. – Dan Toribio

Meanwile, government troops seized a camp of a top Abu Sayyaf leader early Thursday in the hinterlands of Sulu province, a top military official announced.

Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said the camp was seized around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Barangay Darayan, Patikul hours after they shelled the encampment.

Arrojado said the camp seized by the troops from the Army’s 32nd Infantry Battalion belongs to the group of one-armed Abu Sayyaf leader Radulan Sahiron.

Sahiron is the oldest among the existing leaders of the Abu Sayyaf brigands based in the province of Sulu.

Arrojado said the newly-abandoned camp can accommodate around 300 people.

Arrojado said some of the followers of Sahiron were wounded during the artillery shelling as bloodstains were found in their withdrawal path towards Barangay Danag, also in Patikul.

He said the troops have recovered cooking utensils and parts of an AK-47 rifle.