5 Abu Sayyaf members give up

FIVE members of the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group surrendered. Picture from Western Mindanao Command, AFP

FIVE members of the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group surrendered to state troops in Sulu on Sunday, the Philippine Navy mentioned on Tuesday.

In accordance with the assertion from the navy, members of the forty fifth Infantry Battalion underneath the 1103rd Infantry Brigade facilitated the give up of the previous violent extremists.

Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command mentioned this give up is a results of the collaborative efforts of the navy unit along with the municipal police station and the native authorities of Patikul.

Rosario recognized the ASG members as Bennajir, 24, and an ASG member underneath Hajan Sawadjaan and Mudsrimar Sawadjaan from 2015 to 2022; Monib, 24, and an ASG member underneath Basaron Arok and Radullan Sahiron from 2019 to 2022; Abdurahsi, 48, and an ASG member underneath Abdul Moin Sahiron from 2001 to 2011; Rudy, 36, and a member of the ASG underneath Abdul Moin Sahiron from 1999 to 2008, and; Sattari, 33, and an ASG member underneath Salip Salamuddin from 2007 to 2009.

They likewise handed over a M16A1 rifle, two M1 Garand rifles, and one cal. 45 pistol.

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They have been subsequently introduced to Maj. Gen. Ignatius Patrimonio, Commander of Joint Job Pressure Sulu on the 45IB headquarters in Barangay Tugas, Patikul, Sulu.

Rosario, mentioned the inflow of surrenders of former rebels and violent extremists is attributed to good governance and the unwavering help of the peace-loving individuals of Sulu.

For the primary two quarters of 2022, 44 former ASG members surrendered to the navy items underneath the JTF Sulu. Francis Earl Cueto

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