Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Troops nab 3 suspected Abu Sayyaf members in Sulu

From the Philippine News Agency (Oct 13): Troops nab 3 suspected Abu Sayyaf members in Sulu

Marine troops have arrested three suspected members of the extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the hinterlands of Sulu, a military official said Tuesday.

Capt. Antonio Bulao, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said the suspects were arrested around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in Barangay Bud-Taran in the town of Indanan.

Bulao did not release the names of the arrested suspects. However, he said they were turned over to the police and placed under investigation to determine whether the suspects were involved in the kidnapping of Mayor Gemma Adana of Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The arrest of the suspects came minutes after the ASG released Adana in Indanan following six months and seven days in captivity.

Adana was seized by gunmen from her residence in the evening of April 6 in Barangay Taytay Manubo, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The Joint Task Group Sulu are continuously pursuing the senior members of the ASG and their foreign cohorts.


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