2 Abu Sayyafs arrested in Zamboanga City

THE government security forces have arrested two suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in separate law enforcement operations in Zamboanga City, the police reported Saturday.

Arrested on the strength of warrant of arrest for frustrated murder issued by a court in Basilan province were Margani Idris and Abdul Albi, according to Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula Information Officer Rogelio Alabata.

Alabata said Idris was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the village of Mampang and Albi around 10 p.m. in the village of Baliwasan.

Alabata said Idris, a “gun-for-hire” in Basilan province, is the brother-in-law of Sulu-based ASG sub-leader Yasser Igasan.

Two of his brothers namely Jahari Idris and Jubail Idris are also members of the ASG, according to Alabata.

He said that Idris and Albi are detained at the Police Station 11 for documentation. (Sunnex)

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