The government troops have arrested two armed men who could be connected to the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu province.
Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said that certain Rano Jillang and Medzfar Aminulla were blocking a highway connecting Panamao and Luuk towns when accosted by the soldiers from the 2nd Special Forces Battalion in Barangay Gagguil, Panglima Estino on December 3.
The civilians gave the information to the operating troops regarding the presence of the two armed men.
Recovered from the suspects were one M16 rifle and one M14 rifle with magazines and ammunition.
Authorities have been investigating Jillang and Aminulla’s possible connection with the Abu Sayyaf and their motive in blocking the provincial highway.
The suspects, both residents of Panamao, were turned over to the Municipal Police Station of Panglima Estino. #