Fugitive militants’ hideaway uncovered

Hazani showing the list of arrested Filipino nationals and suspected Abu Sayyaf linked terrorists.

KOTA KINABALU: Members of the notorious Abu Sayyaf group from the Philippines have been living under the radar for the past one year in Sabah after fleeing from security forces in their country.

This came to light when eight of these fugitives, their wives and 21 children, were arrested at a mangrove swamp squatter area near Taman Seri Arjuna in Beaufort district at about 3am on Saturday, said state Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali.

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