The Philippine police arrested one of the chief officers of the terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf, who was identified as Andulyihad Susukan, on Thursday evening. He surrendered to seek medical treatment after a confrontation with security forces last year in which he was seriously injured.
Susukan surrendered in the city of Davao in the south of the country – a traditional area of activity of the terrorist group – through the mediation of the Muslim leader Nur Miruari, as the head of the Philippine National Police, Archie Gamboa, published in a statement on the police’s Facebook page.
“The negotiations started when we discovered that Susukan had been moved to Davao for medical treatment,” said Gamboa.
The terrorist’s left arm was amputated after a shell from his own M203 assault rifle exploded during a confrontation with police last year in the organization’s stronghold, Joló Island.