Trusted follower of Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Basilan


An alleged trusted follower of Abu Sayyaf leader Radullan Sahiron was killed when he allegedly tried to elude arrest by the government troops, an official said.

Brigadier General Fernando Reyeg, Joint Task Force Basilan commander, said that Arod Wahing pulled his gun and grenade when security forces raided his safe house in Lantawan, Basilan Monday, July 15.

“Soldiers immediately reacted and neutralize Wahing before he (could) inflict damage (to the troopers),” he said.

Recovered from the suspect were an M1 Garand rifle, a Caliber .45 pistol, an MK2 fragmentary grenade, magazines, and rounds of ammunition.

Combined forces of 4th Special Forces Battalion and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company served the arrest warrant for multiple criminal cases against Wahing in Barangay Parian Baunoh.

Wahing, a native of Bud Bunga, Talipao, Sulu, was allegedly involved in the kidnappings of Ewold Horn in 2012 and the German couple in 2014.

While he was a trusted follower of Sahiron, a Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf leader, he fled to Basilan to escape the series of armed engagements with military forces in Sulu, Reyeg said. #