Notorious Abu kidnap suspects killed in Tawi Tawi PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 February 2017 16:49

Two Abu Sayyaf kidnap suspects were killed in operations launched by combined police and military elements in Tawi Tawi last Wednesday.

The two suspects were identified as Abu Sayyaf and Lucky 9 Leader Ninok Sappari and his follower Mahdi Abdurahman.

According to a Western Mindanao Command Spokesperson Jo-ann Petinglay, Abdurahman was killed in an operation launched by authorities at the Almari Beach Resort in Barangay Pahut, Bongao, Tawi Tawi.

The two suspects were reportedly looking for potential kidnap victims before government troops launched an operation which led to their neutralization.

Abdurahman was killed during the engagement while Sappari ran towards a forested area while sustaining wounds from the firefight.

Sappari was neutralized later that night. (E-media)