Key Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Zamboanga City
ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Government troops on Saturday, November 21, arrested an alleged key member of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Zamboanga City.
Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police jointly arrested Mhadie Umangkat Sahirin, also known as Madi, an Auxiliary Threat Group (ATG) leader, in Tubungan village in Zamboanga City.
Madi was arrested around 11:40 am on Saturday by members of Joint Task Group Basilan, Joint Task Group Zamboanga, the Basilan Provincial Police Office, and Regional Police Safety Battalion 9.
Government troops tracked Madi down while he was walking along the road in Tubungan.
Madi has been wanted since 2013 for the alleged murder of civilians and frustrated murder of soldiers in Upper Cabengbeng village, Sumisip, Basilan.
Madi is said to be a leader of lawless elements based in Sapah Bulak, Sumisip, Basilan, with the stregth of more or less 20 followers.
Madi is also alleged to have once participated in the ambush of government forces along Basilan Circumferential Road using improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
He was also supposedly behind a series of carnappings, IED bombings, and the burning of government construction equipment in the province. – Rappler.com