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            BASILAN – Elements of Sumisip Municipal Police Station responded to an armed encounter in Sumisip, Basilan on October 29, 2020 at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

            The report of Basilan Police Provincial Office to Police Brigadier General Samuel P Rodriguez revealed that on October 29, 2020, a concerned citizen informed police authorities of Sumisip that an armed encounter transpired at the boundary of Barangay Upper Cabengbeng Sumisip and Ungkaya Pukan of Basilan province.

            Immediately, the elements of said station proceeded to the reported place to verify and investigate the reported incident. Investigation conducted disclosed that Intel Operatives of 101 Brigade and 18th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army, while conducting joint special intelligence operation encountered alleged Abu Sayyaf Group under alias Botak. No reported Killed in Action or Wounded in Action on the government side while Alias Botak was killed in action while his cohorts escaped.

             The PNP and AFP are now conducting joint hot pursuit operation for the possible apprehension of the alleged ASG members, cohorts of the neutralized alias Botak.

             Meanwhile, RD, PRO BAR PBGen Rodriguez encourages the public’s participation for possible arrest of these ASG members by providing relevant information to the nearest police station or report to PRO BAR Hotline Number 0915-874-1746 / through the official Facebook Page of PRO BAR: Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. Public can also send emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..