Friday, March 09, 2012

2 Abu Sayyaf bandits fall

ISABELA CITY, Basilan - Government forces have arrested two Abu Sayyaf bandits on separate occasions in this city, a top police official announced Wednesday.
Basilan Police Director Alex Linesis identified the arrested bandits as Serhab Akalon and Anni Idris, who were arrested on the strength of warrant of arrests.
Akalon was arrested around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Sitio Mompol, Benembengan village, Sumisip town, while Idris was arrested around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday in the village of Binuangan in this city.
Akalon was arrested by the troops from the Army's 4th Scout Ranger Battalion, who were on security operation to protect the construction of the Benembengan section of the Basilan circumferential road project.
Linesis said the troops have confiscated from Akalon's possession an M-16 Armalite rifle with three magazines of ammunition and a hand grenade.
He disclosed that Akalon was among the 31 inmates who escaped from the provincial jail in this city when alleged Abu Sayyaf bandits and rebels attacked the detention facility on December 13, 2009.
Akalon has a standing warrant of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention and frustrated murder, he said.
Idris was arrested by combined police and military operatives along the Binuangan section of the Isabela City-Lamitan City highway, Linesis said.
Idris, who has standing warrant of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention, was involved in the kidnapping of six workers of the Golden Harvest Plantation in the village of Tairan, Lantawan town in 2001, Linesis said.
Bong Garcia | SunStar.Com.Ph | Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | Article Link

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