Abu nabbed, 2 soldier shot PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 February 2016 12:06

By Dan Toribio Jr.

Government forces arrested a suspected Abu Sayyaf militant, while an army soldier was wounded in a gun attack in another incident in Jolo, Sulu.

Mutalib Abdula alias Yusop and UttohAbdula was nabbed at Sitio Kasanyangan, Barangay Matikang, Lantawan, Basilan.

He was arrested by police and military troops.

In another incident, Cpl. Hamsa Samuddin Bantuhan of the army’s 52nd Engineering Brigade based in Patikul, Sulu was shot and wounded by one of two motorcycle riding gunmen in Jolo wet market yesterday morning.

Bantuhan sustained a bullet wound at the back of the head and was taken to the hospital.

Initial report disclosed that Bantuhan had just arrived at the Jolo wet market before 6 a.m. when two men aboard a motorcycle appeared and the backrider shot him from behind.

The gunmen escaped.

Authorities suspectedthe gunmen were Abu Sayyaf assassins. – Dan Toribio