Hunt for 7 armed men continues
CEBU CITY–Government troops continue to go after seven alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group and their local guide who were involved in the gunfight in Sitio Ilaya, Barangay Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol province last week.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police recently released the list of armed men who remain at large.
They are Joselito “Alih” Milloria, alyas Richard, alyas Asis, alyas Ubayda, alyas Poy, alyas Dah, alyas Saad, and akyas Amra.
Milloria was a native of Napo who served as guide of the alleged members of the bandit group when they entered the village on April 10. He left Napo several years ago when he married a woman who was allegedly the daughter of a leader of the Abu Sayyaf group in Mindanao.
Four of their alleged companions were killed in the shootout.
They were Moumar “Abu Rami” Askali, the leader of the group; alyas Abu Sufyan, a bomb expert; Edimar Isnain, and an unidentified person.
A poster of the suspects was released by the Municipality of Inabanga in its Facebook page.
“Stay alert and vigilant. Immediately inform authorities whenever you see these persons and other suspicious-looking men in your areas,” the FB post read in Cebuano.
Supt. Lorenzo Batuan, deputy director for operations of the Bohol Provincial Police Office, said government forces remain in the field to locate and arrest the remaining members of the group.
“We continue to look for them,” he said in a phone interview.
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