Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Indama’s follower surrenders to troops in Basilan

From the Manila Bulletin (May 9): Indama’s follower surrenders to troops in Basilan

A member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) under top leader Furudji Indama, who is listed under the Periodic Status Report of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), yielded to the troops of the Joint Task Force Basilan in Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan on Sunday.

Basilan Map (Photo courtesy of Google maps | Manila Bulletin)

Urban terrorist and Abu Sayyaf member Hussin Asrap Wahid, alias Ottoh Wahid or Jay Pilmita, 28, and a resident of Baguindan, Tipo-Tipo, Basilan, surrendered to the troops of the 18th Infantry Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Abu Sayyaf member also turned over his Caliber .45 pistol to troops.

Wahid underwent custodial debriefing conducted by the troops of the Joint Task Force Basilan under Colonel Juvymax Uy at the headquarters of the 18th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Camalig, Bohe Pahu, Ungkaya Pukan.
“We consider the recent surrender of another Abu Sayyaf member as a manifest of the effective combat operations sustained by the Joint Task Force Basilan against the terrorist group in the province,” Lt. Gen. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., Commander of the WestMinCom, said.

“The Armed Forces further encourage other members of the Abu Sayyaf to surrender to the troops as we continue to counter terrorism and sustain the internal peace in Mindanao,” Galvez said.


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