4 Abu Sayyaf members escape Basilan jail

/ 11:38 AM August 17, 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Four suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group bolted the detention center of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Isabela City, Basilan on Monday dawn.

Navy Commander Roy Vincent Trinidad, chief of staff of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (Navforwem), said prisoners Muslimin Sayuman, Kayser Nassan, Bigmar Boso and Garwas Hakim Asadi escaped from the BJMP cell in Barangay Port Area in Isabela City at 4:30 a.m.


“They escaped from city lock-up cell by cutting the grill of the ventilation window using hacksaw,” Trinidad said.

Trinidad said Sayuman and Nassan are facing charges of murder and frustrated murder, while Boso was arrested for illegal drugs and Asadi for carnapping.


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