MSU bombing suspect nabbed

By: John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ - | December 08,2023 - 09:21 AM

Jaffar Gamo Sultan. (Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines)

Authorities have caught a suspect in the deadly Mindanao State University (MSU) bombing and he is now under the authorities’ custody.

This is according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday, December 8.

The arrested suspect was identified by the AFP as a certian Jafar Gamo Sultan.

The AFP, however, did not provide more details on the arrest of the suspect.

READ: MSU blast may be response to killing of ASG, Daulah Islamiyah leaders – AFP

On Wednesday, December 6, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said that they were conducting a manhunt against two suspects linked to the December 3 bombing inside the MSU’s Dimaporo gym.

They identified the suspects as  Kadapi Mimbesa, 35, alias “Engineer,” “Kadi” and “Akoya;” and Arsani Membisa alias “Khatab,” “Hatab” and “Lapitos,” who are said to be members of the Daulah Islamiyah-Maute Group, a local affiliate of the terrorist network Islamic State (IS).

READ: MSU bombing update: Police hunting 2 men, who are members of Maute group

The suspects were allegedly identified by witnesses, who survived the bombing attack.

On December 3, Sunday, four people died and 50 others were wounded after a bomb exploded inside the Dimaporo Gym of the MSU during the celebration of a Catholic mass on that day.


AFP: Maute group could be behind bombing of gymnasium at MSU 

READ: IS claims responsibility for deadly bombing at Mindanao State University

Bomb blast during Mass kills 4, wounds 50 at Mindanao State University


Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: AFP, MSU bombing suspect

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.