19 Members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) Surrendered to Authorities in Basilan Province


The Armed Forces of the Philippines in Southern Philippines confirmed to the media that a total of nineteen members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) surrendered to authorities in Basilan province on Thursday, May 4, 2017.


Nur Hassan Lahaman and Mudz-Ar Angkun, two sub-leaders of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group, surrendered to authorities together with their followers.

The surrendered Abu Sayyaf Group members surrendered to troops of the 64th Infantry Batallion in Barangay, Tumahubong, Sumisip, Basilan.

According to the AFP, Angkun's group operates in the areas of Sumisip while Hassan operates in Tuburan municipality. The ASG members who surrendered to the military also yielded several high powered firearms to the government.


The military also reported that four of the surrenderees are followers of slain ASG leader Alhabsy Misaya, who was killed in Sulu clash last week.

The four ASG members were identified as Patta Salapuddin aka Patta, Asbi Salapuddin, Sayyadi Salapuddin, and Arci Salapudding of Barangay Basakan Hadji Mohammad Ajul Basilan.

All the ASG surrenderees are undergoing processing and debriefing at the Basilan Provincial Police Office.

Source: CNN Philippines


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