Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – August 11, 2022
Another Basilan-based member of the Abu Sayyaf Group under its late leader Furuji Indama surrendered to the army troops in Basilan on Wednesday morning, August 10.
A.k.a. Tuttuh, 28, married, a resident of Bohe Suyak, Barangay Sungkayot, Ungkaya Pukan turned over his cal. 38 revolver to the troops of the 101st Infantry Brigade. He was then presented to Joint Task Force Basilan Deputy Commander Col. Frederick Sales.
Col. Sales said that the surrender is a result of the combined efforts of the intelligence groups composed of Air Force and Army personnel who continuously employ peaceful mechanisms to convince the remaining terrorists in Basilan to lay down their arms and return to the folds of the law.
It can be recalled that a couple of days ago, a member of the ASG also yielded to the military in Sumisip town.
Western Mindanao Command Chief Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr. said, “We gladly welcome and encourage the remaining Abu Sayyaf Group members to return to the fold of the law and join the government in working for internal security and development in Basilan. Let us contribute to the collective efforts of the different government and non-government sectors to bring about progress in the province.
From January 1 to date, JTF Basilan has listed a total of 24 ASG surrenders in their area of operation.