CIDG nabs Abu in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:57

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have arrested an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member in Davao last week.

Director Samuel D. Pagdilao, Jr., CIDG commander, identified the arrested ASG member as Najim Laisong, alias Uyong, 20, a resident of Barangay Tumahubong, Sumisip, Basilan.

Investigation disclosed that around 9 a.m. last Dec. 13, CIDG tracker team with intelligence operatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines arrested Laisong for four counts of murder in Barangay Tumahubong, Sumisip, Basilan.

Region 9 CIDG chief Senior Supt. Edgar Danao said Laisong is a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group under the leadership of Commander Abugao Bayali operating in Sumisip, Basilan.

Danao said Laisong, a wanted person in the national level category, was involved in the ambush slaying of Insp. Reymen Jannatul and three other policemen on June 28, 2009 at Sitio Nompol, Barangay Lower Benembengan, Sumisip, Basilan while the victims were on their way to Basilan provincial police office aboard their PNP service vehicle.

Danao added that Laisong was among the suspects involved in the killing of his handler Master Sgt. Elizer Agoo, NCOIC, 9thISU-ISG on June 22, 2012 at Sitio Bunkhouse, Barangay Limbo Candis, Sumisip, Basilan.