NBI nabs 2 Abu Sayyaf members

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THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested in Zamboanga City on Feb. 3 two suspected members of the militant Abu Sayyaf Group who are wanted for kidnapping in Basilan in 2001. The suspects were identified as Habur Jaljalis, also known as Indal, and Pinky Ani Jadjinulla, who were positively identified by the victims in the Golden Harvest Kidnapping in 2001. A joint team from the NBI-Counter Terrorism Division (CTD), Western Mindanao Regional Office, police, and the military arrested Mr. Jaljalis in a canteen in Barangay Sta. Catalina, while Mr. Jadjinulla was arrested in Southway Mall. Mr. Jaljalis is believed to be a bomb-maker for the Radullan Sahiron faction of the Abu Sayyaf and one of the few operatives who received bomb-making training from visiting Indonesian and Middle Eastern jihadists. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas