2 Abus nabbed, firearms seized Print
Saturday, 11 November 2017 15:59

In a fierce gunfight with military troops, two Abu Sayyaf fighters were nabbed and their firearms were seized in the wee hours today.

Abu Sayyaf bandits Nadsfar Abdulla and DelsonKansiong were arrested by elements of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion led by Lieutenant Colonel Jessie Montoya.

Said arrests were a result of the hour-long gun battle with the bandits under IdangSusukan in Barangay LagasanHigad, Parang, Sulu at 1:50am today.

Seized from Abdulla and Kansiong were an R4 rifle and an M14 rifle.

No casualty was reported on the government side, while undetermined on the enemy.

“As we speak, operating troops continue to scour the area to pin down the beleaguered bandits and prevent them from extricating the area,” said Brigadier General CirilitoSobejana, commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu.

Abdulla and Kansiong are currently in the custody of the 2SFBn for initial debriefing while coordination is being made with the police for proper legal procedures.

From January 2017 to this date, 85 Abu Sayyaf members were arrested by the Joint Task Forces.

Of this number, 12 were captured in Basilan, 50 in Sulu, seven in Tawi-Tawi, and 16 in Zamboanga.

“We remain decisive in our campaign to crush the Abu Sayyaf Group and end its nefarious activities to bring internal security in Western Mindanao,” said Lieutenant General Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command “I congratulate the soldiers of the Joint Task Force Sulu for this success.

I know this accomplishment will motivate them to work harder to defeat the terror group,” the WestMinCom chief added.  (PR)