Abu Sayyaf fugitive, carnappers apprehended by authorities in Basilan  PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 October 2017 18:02


An Abu Sayyaf jail escapee and two carnappers were nabbed in separate operations in Basilan last Thursday.

Arm Forces Western MIndanao Command (AFP-Wesmincom)  Spokesperson Army Capt Jo-Ann Petinglay said that Boy Indama was apprehended through the joint efforts of the troops from the 74th Infantry Battalion, Lamitan City Police Station, and Regional Public Safety Battalion in Lamitan City at 12:45pm last Thursday.

Petinglay said, Indama is an Abu Sayyaf member under Furuji Indama who escaped from Basilan Provincial Jail on December 13, 2009 and he has an existing warrant of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention in Barangay Magcawa, Al-Barka, Basilan.

Indama was immediately brought to the Lamitan District Hospital for medical attention and was subsequently turned over to the Lamitan City Police for proper disposition and documentation.

Meanwhile, troops from the 4th Special Forces Battalion while on checkpoint in Barangay Cabunbata, Isabela City, Basilan apprehended two suspected carnappers also lastThursday morning.

Salam Aslatan and Nuruddin Duray, both of legal age, are sought after by law enforcers for carnapping.

Seized from their possession were two carnapped motorcycles owned by Mursid Halikin, a resident of Tipo-Tipo, Basilan.

Upon verification, the apprehended carnappers and the recovered motorcycles were immediately turned over to the Isabela City Police for proper disposition.

Western Mindanao Command Lieutenant General Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. said our troops will never stop supporting other law enforcement agencies in their duties for our future generations to savor a life full of amity and tranquility.

"My congratulations to the troops of Joint Task Force Basilan headed by

Colonel Juvymax Uy and the Basilan Provincial Police for the aggressive measures

taken in order to ensure that criminals will never be free to roam in the province." Galvez said. ( Ely Dumaboc)