Authorities have arrested a suspected local terrorist in Lanao del Sur, military said.
The 55th Infantry Battalion and police personnel from Binidayan Municipal Police Station nabbed Sohaylie Mohammad Cader, alias Perdaus, a member of Dawlah Islamiyah-Maute Group, in an operation recently in Barangay Lumbac, Binidayan.
“Cader is a trained IED (improvised explosive device) maker and one of the trusted members of a.k.a. Abu Dar,” said Lt. Gen. Arnel B. Dela Vega, commander of Western Mindanao Command.
Cader has a standing warrant of arrest for serious illegal detention and murder.
He was allegedly involved in the ambush of the personnel of Military Intelligence Group 10 in Marawi City, resulting to the death of a military officer and an enlisted personnel in February last year.
Cader was arrested with the help of the local government of Binidiyan and the local populace.