The fall of notorious Abu Sayyaf leader Idang Susukan is a big step forward in the country’s all-out war on terror, Philippine Army chief, Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said.
“This is a welcome development in our fight against terrorism,” Sobejana said in a telephone on
Friday following the turnover of Susukan by Moro National Liberation Front chairman Nur Misuari to elements of the Philippine National Police in Davao City Thursday night.
Sobejana said Susukan must face the full force of the law of the heinous crimes he committed.
“Let the due course of the law be followed,” Sobejana said.
“I am glad that the arrest of Susukan was made without the police firing a shot,” he added.
The new Army chief vowed to pursue relentlessly the military’s all-out offensive against the Abu
Sayyaf terror group until it is crushed.