ASG leader Alhabsy Misaya killed PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:29

By LIZA JOCSON

A notorious Abu Sayyaf leader,  wanted for a series of kidnapping incidents, was killed during a government operation in Sulu province last Friday night.

Military reports identified the ASG leader as Alhabsi Misaya, one of several sub-leaders of the Abu Sayyaf group accused of spearheading several kidnapping incidents involving foreigners and locals in the region.

Misaya is the second Abu Sayyaf leader to be neutralised following the death of another ASG leader, Abu Rami, who was earlier killed in a Bohol firefight.

A military report said that Misaya was killed during a military operation by members of the Philippine Marines within the vicinity of Barangay Silangkan, Indanan, Sulu province at around 9:35 Friday night.

There were no reported injuries on the part of the government troops.

The cadaver of the ASG leader was brought to a military hospital for proper disposition and was reportedly identified by other Abu Sayyaf members who were earlier arrested by government troops.

Several kidnapping incidents in Malaysia and in Mindanao were said to have been spearheaded by the group of Misaya.

One such incident is the kidnapping of around 6 crew members of a Vietnamese vessel in Pearl Bank last February 19.

Misaya was also reportedly involved in kidnapping activities in Kunnak and Sempornah Malaysia.  (Liza Jocson)