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Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Tawi-Tawi

By Roel Pareño

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Government troops captured an Abu Sayyaf member Saturday in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi after his neighbors revealed his presence, according to security official.

Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson of Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), identified the arrested suspect as Sahidul Bandhala, also known for his aliases “Idul,” “Jamiri Saidul,” “Saidul Idul.” He is a native of Barangay Sipangkot and a member of the Abu Sayyaf’s kidnap for ransom group (KFRG).

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