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Saturday, 16 March 2013 11:20

Army soldiers of the Task Force Zamboanga and police operatives arrested a member of Abu Sayyaf Group along  Valderoza St.,  Barangay Zone 1, Zamboanga City yesterday morning.

Task Force Zamboanga chief Col. Glenn Macasero identified the Abu Sayyaf member as Jailani Basirul

The soldiers together with the police were tipped off by concerned citizens that Basirul was at the said area for unknown purpose.

The wanted person was arrested for kidnapping and serious illegal detention by virtue of several warrants of arrest issued by the 9th Judicial Region Branch 1 and 9th Judicial Region Branch 2, both of Isabela, Basilan.

Basirul was brought to Camp Batalla, for debriefing.

“I commend the untiring efforts of the joint law enforcement elements that resulted in the apprehension of Jailani Basirul, an ASG member,” Maj. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III, commander of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, said. He is also grateful for the active participation of the local populace in enforcing the law in the spirit of “Bayanihan”.

It can be recalled that in the morning of March 5, 2013, two ASG members were also arrested by the joint elements of military and PNP Regional Office-9 in Zamboanga City.

By virtue of a standing warrant of arrest for murder issued by Branch 12 Regional Trial Court of Zamboanga City, Sajid Amajad was apprehended at Barangay Muti, while Edil Amajad y Nasalun Abu Edil was also apprehended at Sitio Niyog-Niyog of the same barangay in follow up operations.