TWO more members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) voluntarily surrendered to the government troops in Basilan province, the military reported on Monday.

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Bacala, Army’s 4th Special Forces Battalion commander, identified them as Sarid Nisal, 25, and Mohammad Nisal 23.

Bacala said the two bandits surrendered on Monday, June 12. They are followers of Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf leader Nurhasan Jamiri.

He said they yielded an M-16 Armalite rifle with attached M-203 granade launcher and a Garand Rifle with ammunition.

The bandits surrendered four days after three of their companions surrendered to the troops in Basilan.

Bacala identified the three as Adulla Kalitut, 35, Natim Alamin, 25, and Adzmil Alamin, 20. They surrendered on Thursday, June 8.

The surrender of the Nisals on Monday have brought to 73 the total number of Abu Sayyaf bandits who surrendered in Basilan province. (SunStar Philippines)