ASG on Wanted list, 2 others surrender Print
Saturday, 10 June 2017 16:12

By DAN TORIBIO

An Abu Sayyaf member on the Most Wanted list and two others have surrendered to authorities in Basilan last Thursday.

Lt. Col. Andrew Bacala, 4th Special Forces Battalion Commander identified the surrenderors as Adulla Kalitut, 35; Natim Alamin, 25; and Adzmil Alamin, 20.

Bacala said that the three ASG men were followers of ASG Sub leader Nurhassan Jamiri.

Kalitut is listed as the number 4 man in Jamiri’s group with a bounty of P600,000.

The three reportedly surrendered due to hardships experienced in evading government troops in Basilan.

We are always on the run from the military.  We do not have decent sleep or food.  We are tired.  We miss our families.  We miss having a normal life, Kalitut said.

The three reportedly joined the Abu Sayyaf after Jamiri promised to give them money.

I need to feed my family.  Even before i became an ASG member, I find it hard to earn a living outside our municipality since I am immediately discriminated upon and labeled as a terrorist.  My family is starving.  I have to feed them.  I am left with little choice, Kalitut added.

A total of 71 Abu Sayyaf members have surrendered in Basilan.

Joint Task Force Basilan is presently pioneering a framework on the rehabilitation of ASG surrender ors.  (Dan Toribio)