THREE more members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) have surrendered as a result of the continuous military offensive against them, a top military official said on Tuesday, December 19.
Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, identified the ASG surrenderers as the following: Amin Asjad Ismula alias Amin, 37; Aldissar Bara Jurrani alais Boy Aldis, 24; and, Persing Abdurasid alias Lito, 41.
Sobejana said they surrendered on separate occasions this week.
He said that Ismula and Jurrani have surrendered to the troops of the Army’s 4th Special Forces Company headed Captain John Arman Guevara in the village of Kanaway, Parang, Sulu.
They turned over two caliber .30 M1 Garand rifles with ammunition.
Ismula is a follower of the late Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Alhabsy Misaya and ranks number two in the Periodic Status Report of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Jurrani is a follower of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Magdal Jumdail.
Abdurasid surrendered to Sobejana in the village of Kanaway, Parang, Sulu.
Sobejana said that Abdurasid, a follower of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, Abdurasid, has turned over his caliber .30 M1 Garand rifle and ammunition “as a gesture of his commitment to return to the fold of the law.”
He said the surrendered ASG members underwent custodial debriefing and physical examination following their documentation.
The surrender of the three has brought to 138 the total members of the ASG who surrendered to the government since January, this year.