ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / June 3, 2013) Security forces arrested a suspected Abu Sayyaf rebel on Monday shortly after his arrival in Zamboanga City airport from Cebu province, an army commander said.
Col. Andrelino Colina, head of the anti-terror Task Force Zamboanga, said Muktar Ladjaperma was arrested for his involvement in the kidnappings of 6 local missionaries in Sulu province in 2002.
He is a member of the urban terrorist group of the Abu Sayyaf, he said, adding authorities are investigating Ladjaperma.
The Abu Sayyaf is a small, but the most notorious among various rebel groups operating in the country and has been largely blamed for the spate of kidnappings and terrorism in the South. (Mindanao Examiner)