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Alleged ISIS member arrested in Lanao Del Sur town

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 11/18/2018 Marchadesch, Barbara
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An alleged member of terrorist group Islamic State who is also a suspect in a shooting incident was arrested in Lanao Del Sur Friday night.

The suspect, identified as Suhaili Kadir, 22, was arrested in Barangay Lumbac in Binidayan town around 8:30 p.m. on November 16.

According to a police report, the Binidayan police received a phone call from a concerned citizen who had seen the suspect in the barangay.

Kadir was said to be involved in a shooting incident that occurred the day before his arrest.

Following the tip, Binidayan authorities led by police chief Inspector Alvison Mustapha immediately went to the area.

After a hot pursuit, the suspect was arrested and taken to the Binidayan Municipal Hall for proper disposition.

The entire island of Mindanao is currently placed under martial law after the ISIS-inspired Maute group began its attack on Marawi City on May 23 last year.

While Marawi City has already been liberated from terrorist groups in October last year, the state of martial law in Mindanao has been extended until December 31 this year. — Erwin Colcol/BM, GMA News

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