Amid the conduct of focused military operation, operating troops captured three (3) Abu Sayyaf Group members during an encounter in Barangay Maligay, Patikul, Sulu at 9:40am Thursday (October 18).
Gafur Albani Absari, Medzfar Mangabong, and Madjid Mangabong were apprehended by the troops of the 5th Scout Ranger Battalion under Lieutenant Jomalesa.
Captured personalities were then turned over to 501st Brigade for proper disposition and filing of charges in coordination with the Sulu Provincial Police Office.
“My congratulations to the troops of the Joint Task Force Sulu, headed by Brigadier General Divino Rey Pabayo for the aggressive measures taken in order to ensure that criminals will never be free to roam in the province,” said Lieutenant General Arnel B. Dela Vega, WestMinCom Commander. (Westmincom)