MANILA, Philippines – A member of terrorist group Abu Sayyaf was arrested in Basilan, according to authorities.
The suspect, identified as Si Jal Idriz alias “Jahari Idriz Ibo”, is believed to be the culprit behind a series of kidnapping in the region.
Authorities in Camp Crame said Idriz was arrested through a joint operation by the Special Intelligence Operations and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
A warrant for the arrest of Idriz was earlier issued by Judge Gonzales of Branch 2 of the 9th Judicial Region in Isabela City, Basilan. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, radio dzMM