Posted to the Western Mindanao Command (WESTMINCOM) Facebook Page (Jan 19, 2020): 2 sayyafs yield, hand over firearms in Sulu
Two Abu Sayyaf Group members yielded to the troops of 35th Infantry Battalion in Sulu on January 17, 2020.
Adamin Salem Nanong, 25 and Alkaisa Salem Nanong, 21, both residents of Barangay Pasil, Indanan, Sulu and operated under ASG sub leader Majan Sahidjuan,a.k.a. Apo Mike, voluntarily surrendered to Lt. Col. Amadeo Cruz, commanding officer of the 35IB, at the unit's headquarters in Barangay Liang, Patikul, Sulu.
The duo also handed over one US Garand rifle, one Cal. 45 pistol, and one Colt M1911 US with one Mag and one ammunition.
"Both surrenderors participated in an encounter in Barangay Kuppong, Indanan, Sulu some time in 2017," said Maj. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, JTF Sulu commander.
Subject are both undergoing custodial debriefing at H35IB.
"I commend the troops of the Joint Task Force Sulu for their laudable accomplishments during the first few days of 2020," said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
"We are definitely gaining grounds in Sulu and we hope that lasting peace and development will soon be attained," Lt. Gen. Sobejana added.
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