A joint operation was made by elements of JTFZ, Armed Forces of the Philippines’s 501st BDE, 5ID, PA MIG 9, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency 9, Zamboanga City PS5, and ZCPO intelligence branch at Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center at about 6:45 PM on December 26, 2016.
This led to the arrest of ASG sub-leader Hairulla Asbang a.k.a. “Ahadi” by virtue of warrant of arrest docketed under CC # 20187-20189 for Kidnapping with Murder and Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention issued by Presiding Judge Cherry Joy C Concha Ageas of Branch 10, 9th Judicial Region, Dipolog City and CC No. CRC 113-2016 for Kidnapping with Homicide issued by Presiding Judge Dax Gonzaga Xenos of Branch 34, 11th Judicial Region. Said sub-leader was currently confined at the said hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound he incurred during his previous encounter with government troops in Sulu province. Another person named Javil Noni a.k.a. "Abu Javs", 18, native of Patikul Sulu, an identified ASG member was also arrested. A case of Harboring of Criminal was already filed at the City Prosecutor Office against Jabil Nunia docketed under IX-06-INQ-16L-01311.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9