GUNMEN believed to be Abu Sayyaf bandits have killed two people in an ambush in the province of Sulu, a top military official said on Thursday, February 1.
Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said the ambush occurred around 7:40 a.m., Thursday, in the village of Latih, Patikul municipality.
Sobejana identified the victims as Muksin Kaidin and his brother, Mukim.
He said the victims were aboard a private-owned jeep when a group of Abu Sayyaf bandits ambushed killing them instantly.
He said the bandits, one of them was identified as Sony Sajerin, boarded on a Sports Utility Vehicle and sped towards the hinterlands.
He said troops have been deployed to track down the Abu Sayyaf bandits. (SunStar Philippines)