2 ISIS backers nabbed

TWO brothers believed to be ISIS supporters in Cagayan Valley were arrested by the local police following a raid in their residence in Baggao, Cagayan early morning yesterday, Police Regional Office 2 director, Chief Superintendent Jose Mario M. Espino said.

Suspects Altero and Greg Bello Cariaga are now undergoing investigation by the police amid information that they are members of the Northern Jihadist Group or Suyuful Khilafa Fi Luzon, the official said.

Altero Cariaga is known for his pseudonym ‘Abu Nur/Abu Yusof’ while his brother uses the alias ‘Mohammad Saifulla,’ said Espino.

The official said that armed with search warrants his men raided the Cariaga brothers’ residences in Barangay Dabbac Grande 5 a.m. yesterday.