4 Abu Sayyaf bomb makers arrested in Zamboanga City

Published September 26, 2019, 4:47 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Nonoy Lacson

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police raided a hideout of the Abu Sayyaf Group in this city before dawn Thursday and arrested what they described as four bomb makers.

Two of the four suspected Abu Sayyaf bombers arrested by a team of police and military forces in a law enforcement operation Thursday (Sept. 26, 2019) on Manggal Drive, Baliwasan, Zamboanga City.   (PRO-9 PIO via PNA / MANILA BULLETIN)
Two of the four suspected Abu Sayyaf bombers arrested by a team of police and military forces in a law enforcement operation Thursday (Sept. 26, 2019) on Manggal Drive, Baliwasan, Zamboanga City. (PRO-9 PIO via PNA / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Zamboanga Peninsula police director, Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, said a team from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) carried out raid in Barangay Baliwasan Grande here.

Quidilla identified the bomb makers as Aljiver Habibula, 35; Omar Julaspih, 22; Rody Marail, 36, and Nash Amik, 32.

There are unconfirmed reports that the Abu Sayyaf plans to bomb key government installations and places where crowds in this city during the month-long Feast of Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar which starts this Saturday.

Among the items recovered from the hideout were five blasting caps, 40mm ammunition, detonating cord, ammonium nitrate in a plastic container, a cellphone suspected to be the triggering device.

The four suspects were brought to the CIDG detention cell.

 

 

 

 
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