ASG supporter yields in Basilan

A local terrorist group supporter yielded to the government forces on October 23, 2020.

“Based on the report submitted by Col. Gobway, the Abu Sayyaf Group supporter identified as Kahar Hamid Muktar, a.k.a. Abu Krima yielded to the 4th Special Forces Battalion at 9 a.m. yesterday. A.k.a. Abu Krima was under ASG leader Furuji Indama group,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., WestMinCom Commander.

Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. also said that a.k.a. Abu Krima, 25, and a resident of Barangay Bohe Nangeh, Lamitan City, Basilan handed over one M1 garand rifle and one clip with eight ammunition.

Meanwhile, JTF Basilan Commander Col. Domingo Gobway said that the successful operation was a result of the joint special intelligence operations conducted by the operatives of the 4SFBn and PNP-Special Action Force.

“Our strong collaboration with our police counterpart is yielding positive results in our campaign against lawlessness in our area of operation,” Col. Gobway added.

Subject personality and the turned over items were placed under the custody of 4SFB for proper disposition.

Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. commended the troops of the JTF Basilan for the unit’s series of accomplishments this past few months.

“Continue doing your job well with passion and enthusiasm,” Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. added. WESTERN MINDANAO COMMAN