ELEVEN members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), including a notorious sub-leader, a relative of ASG leader Furuji Indama, and a 12-year-old boy, decided to return to the fold of the law and live peacefully with their families in Basilan.
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesman Maj. Filemon Tan Jr. yesterday identified the surrenderers as ASG sub-leader Moton Indama Haimin Jalil, Marham Musana, Sadjara Hadjaraman, Tari Murasimin, Halid Murasimin, Gulam Hajim, Haraward Sahirulla, Basri Laisun, Nasim Baliyung and Ring Langka.
Tan said the ASG members surrendered to Joint Task Force Basilan, led by Col. Cirilito Donato thru the help of local government units of Sumisip Basilan headed by Mayor Gulam S. Salliman Hataman and Basilan Gov. Jim Salliman Hataman.
They surrendered at the headquarters of 64th Infantry Battalion in Sumisip, Basilan, led by Lt. Col. Julius A. Cabarloc.