3 Sayyaf men sur­ren­der in Sulu

The Philippine Star - - NATION - By ROEL PAREÑO – With Michael Punong­bayan

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.

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