3 Abu Sayyaf bandits surrender in Sulu


Three members of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) have surrendered to the military in Sulu, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said.

Ban Abdulbaki, 27, and Adih Abdulbaki, 24, both residents of Upper Binuang, Talipao, Sulu and followers of ASG sub leader Idang Susukan, yielded to the 32nd Infantry Battalion in Talipao Saturday, December 22.

They also turned over one M16 A1 rifle and one Garand rifle.

Another Abu Sayyaf member submitted himself to the troops of the 545 Engineer Construction Battalion at Barangay Sainsusuk, Maimbung, Sulu on the same day.

Alnajir Sajiron, alias Putong Asimon, also turned over his M16 rifle to the troops.

“The Western Mindanao Command calls on the other Abu Sayyaf bandits to voluntarily surrender. Let us end terrorism here in Mindanao in a peaceful way,” said Westmincom chief Lt. Gen. Arnel B. Dela Vega.