Sat. Jul 31st, 2021

Four Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members and six of their supporters surrendered to the military authorities in Sulu, officials announced Saturday.

(Photo Courtesy: PNA)

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said the 10 surrendered on Friday at the headquarters of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-1 (MBLT-1) in Barangay Seit Lake, Panamao town.

The surrender was made possible by concerted efforts of the MBLT-1, intelligence units, municipal government, and other law enforcement agencies.

Lt. Col. Marvin Salvan, MBLT-1 commander, identified the four ASG members under sub-leader Sansibar Bencio as Makkin Salidin, 28; Idjo Abduraja, 32; Haris Jul, 35; and, Raham Saddih, 37.

They yielded three M-16 Armalite rifles, one M-14 rifle, one caliber .45 pistol, magazines, and other ammunition.

The six supporters were Bencio’s wife, Marissa Marajan, 35, and his mother, Maybat Saliddin, 60; Armilyn Abduraja, 20, wife of an ASG member identified as Sikal Hussein; Arsalyn Abduraja, 17; Parida Abduraja, 22; and, Mussah Abduraja Saddih, 28.

They turned over a Garand rifle.

After debriefing, they were brought to Panamao District Hospital for checkup. They will then be turned over to their village councils. SOVEREIGNPH

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