September 12, 2022 – BRGY SAN RAYMUNDO, Jolo, Sulu – Personnel of 7th Special Action Battalion (7SAB), PNP SAF, in coordination with personnel from Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Provincial Field Unit, Jolo MPS, and Sulu Police Provincial Office conducted a Counter Terrorist Operation through the service of Warrant of Arrest against ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIL a.k.a. Basaron Arok, an Abu Sayyaf Group Sub Leader (ASGSL) for the crime of Murder and Kidnap for Ransom in Brgy San Raymundo, Jolo, Sulu.
The said suspect was involved in a series of kidnappings, including the kidnapping of five Malaysian citizens. He was also involved in the Jolo Cathedral bombing in January 2019 and the twin bombing incident in Jolo town on August 24, 2020. He was one of the students of ASGSL Mudzrimar Sawadjaan a.k.a. MUNDI in making IEDs and Bomb vests.
PBGEN EDGAR ALAN O OKUBO, Acting Director, SAF commended 7SAB personnel led by PMAJ DOMINADOR D MAURICIO, Acting Battalion Commander, for their unit-initiated accomplishment coincidental to his command visit to the said battalion.