- The PNP chief revealed that some members of Abu Sayyaf travel to Metro Manila and other regions from time to time
- He added that the Abu Sayyaf members travel without weapons and companions when going to other regions
- Bato also said that intelligence reports about possible terror attacks in Cebu are still unverified
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa revealed on Tuesday that some members of the Abu Sayyaf terror group reach different provinces and regions including Metro Manila.
“They can reach us as far as Metro Manila. Let’s be frank about that,” Dela Rosa said during a press conference in Camp Crame.
He added that the bandits are usually unarmed and alone when they go to other regions.
“Matagal na silang nakakaikot (They have been going around for a long time already). Actually, kapag lumalabas ’yan walang armas at solo ang lakad (when they go out, they do not bring weapons and they travel alone),” the PNP chief admitted.
Bato’s statement came after intelligence report from Central Visayas said that six Abu Sayyaf members entered Cebu last Friday, allegedly to conduct terror attacks in the region.
Some of the possible terror activities include kidnapping well-known personalities and bombing public areas such as malls and business establishments.
Supt. Julian Entoma warned the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity in the area.
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However, Central Visayas regional police director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño said that those intelligence reports should not have been revealed to the public because they remain unverified.
There are also several police reports saying that the Abu Sayyaf members have already returned to Mindanao.
The Abu Sayyaf group is the main suspect in the September 2 bombing at a night market in Davao which took the lives of 14 people and injured 70 others. President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to avenge the victims by completely destroying the infamous bandit group.
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