While conducting focused military operation, troops of the 32nd Infantry Battalion apprehended one Abu Sayyaf Group member under Hajan Sawadjaan, identified as Aldie Wajid in Sitio Kan Bading, Barangay Taung, Patikul, Sulu at 7:10 am today (April 17).
Seized from Wajid were 1 caliber .45 pistol, 1 magazine with 4 rounds of ammunition and 2 rolls of electric wire.
Wajid underwent custodial debriefing at the 32IB headquarters and was subsequently turned over to Patikul Municipal Police Station for further investigation and filing of appropriate charges.
Meanwhile, amid the conduct of focused military operation in Sitio Hagas-Hagas, Barangay Pangkayahan, Patikul, Sulu at 8am today, troops of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion led by Major Aling, recovered human remains believed to be of an ASG member slain during the series of encounter last April 11, 2019 in the same barangay.
Troops immediately buried the recovered dead body since it is already in the state of decomposition.