- The top leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group wants to surrender to authorities
- Sahiron’s intention to turn himself in was relayed by elderly Muslim leaders in Sulu
- The United States is offering a $1-million reward for tips that would lead to Sahiron’s capture
The top leader of the local terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Radullan Sahiron, wishes to surrender to authorities.
Citing his advanced age, the commander of the ASG, who was reportedly born in the mid 30s’, wants to turn himself in to the military.
Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., commander of Western Mindanao Command, said Sahiron’s intention to surrender was relayed by elderly Muslim leaders in Sulu following the relentless military offensives against the ASG.
“Sahiron wants to surrender provided he will not be turned over to the US or other countries,” Philstar quoted Galvez as saying.
Sahiron, also known as Kumander Putol after his right arm was amputated in the 1970s after fighting government forces, is wanted by the United States. A reward of $1 million is being offered for tips leading to his capture.