Another Abu falls in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 November 2012 14:31

Military and police operatives arrested a member of the notorious Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan on Thursday.

Capt. Alberto Caber, spokesman of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, said the bandit was arrested Thursday in Isabela City.

Caber identified the arrested Abu Sayyaf bandit as Abu Jaid also known as “Ajing,” who was arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest for kidnapping and murder.

The warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 1 Judge Leo Jay Principe, Caber said.

Jaid was involved in the 2001 kidnapping and beheading of two workers of the Golden Harvest Plantation in Barangay Tairan in Lantawan, Basilan, according to Caber.

Jaid is now in Zamboanga City for proper disposition, he said.

Maj. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III, 1st Infantry Division commander, lauded the military and policemen for the arrest.

“This is the fruit of our Bayanihan in our communities, and strong support from our local officials,” Cruz said.