ASG member involved in 2001 Davao pearl farm raid slain in Sulu

By on February 7, 2016


ABU SAYYAF GROUP (Screenshot from video courtesy of the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups)
ABU SAYYAF GROUP (Screenshot from video courtesy of the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups)

MANILA—An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandit, who took part in a raid on a Davao pearl farm in 2001, was shot and killed by government security forces in Indanan, Sulu Sunday early morning.

Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, identified the slain brigand only as Haber, alias Abu Qudama, who was killed during special intelligence operations at Sitio Annur, Barangay Buanza, Indanan at 1:03 a.m. The bandit died on the spot.

Arrojado said Haber was a member of the band under ASG sub-leader Sibih Pisih who operates in the municipalities of Indanan, Parang, and Maimbung, all in Sulu.

The slain ASG member had pending warrant of arrest for his involvement in the Sipadan kidnapping and the pearl farm kidnapping in Samal, Davao del Norte in May 2001, Arrojado said.