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Student slain after attacking Army checkpoint in Sulu; soldier hurt

/ 01:58 PM October 02, 2019

ZAMBOANGA CITY –– The military is investigating the affiliation of a college student from Jolo, Sulu who was killed trying to attack Army personnel manning a checkpoint in nearby Indanan town on Monday, Sept. 30.

Maj. Arvin John Encinas, Western Mindanao Command spokesperson, said the investigation would be instructive of the motives of a certain Fersauidi Arabani, a resident of Barangay Asturias in Jolo in attacking government troops assigned in a checkpoint in Barangay Kajaitan in Indanan.

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Major General Corleto S. Vinluan Jr., commander of Joint Task Force Sulu, said the troops were conducting checkpoint operations when Arabani, armed with a bolo, came rushing around 12:45 p.m., shouting “Allahu Akbar.”

The soldiers were trying to subdue Arabani who was able to inflict a minor wound on the neck of one, prompting another to shot him, Vinluan said.

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The wounded soldier was rushed to the Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital for treatment.

Police investigators recovered from Arabani’s body a sachet of crystal meth or shabu, Encinas said.

Arabani was a second-year student at the Mindanao State University in Sulu, taking up Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, based on the recovered Certificate of Student Registration, Encinas added. /lzb

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