Abu Sayyaf Group bandit arrested in Zambo

A SUSPECTED member of the Abu Sayyaf Group wanted for  gun-for-hire activities in Western Mindanao was arrested by the Police Regional Office 9  in Zamboanga City over the weekend, PRO9 director Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis D. Licup announced yesterday.

Uring Aliyakin Akil, a resident of Menzi, Isabela City in Basilan, was arrested in an operation inside the Our Lady of Fatima Subdivision in Barangay Boalan, Zamboanga City around 11:45 a.m., the Western Mindanao police director said.

According to the official, Akil, the fourth most wanted person in Isabela City, is a member of an Abu Sayyaf faction headed by Furuji Indama who also sidelined as a member of the notorious Anjawain gun-for-hire group operating in Basilan and  nearby provinces.

Licup said  the suspect was arrested based on a warrant  for sale and possession of dangerous drugs issued last March 2 by the Basilan Regional Trial Court Branch 1.