3 Sayyaf men surrender in Sulu
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three Abu Sayyaf bandits surrendered in Sulu yesterday while another was arrested in this city on Thursday.
Ajimad Musnali, Nanah Amdad Tunggal and Hasiri Sabirin also turned over their rifles to the military in Barangay Bulibangao, Tongkil town.
Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said the surrender was facilitated by personnel of the 545th Engineer Construction Battalion and Philippine Coast Guard-Western Mindanao District.
Sobejana said the bandits were with the group of Jul Asbi Misuari, who surrendered on Oct. 7.
The surrenderees were brought to Camp Teodulfo Bautista and underwent custodial debriefing.
At least 32 bandits have surrendered in Sulu, 65 in Basilan, 21 in Tawi-Tawi and two in Zamboanga City since January.
Meanwhile, Hussin Iril, alias Ibba Gani, an Abu Sayyaf bandit based in Basilan, was arrested in Paseo del Mar Park while a mass was being held for the Feast of Our Lady of the Pillar at around 4 p.m.
Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Zamboanga peninsula police spokesperson, said Iril has a standing warrant of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention issued by Basilan Judge Leo Jay Principe.
Iril was tagged in the kidnapping of Golden Harvest farmers in Lantawan on June 11, 2001.