Notorious Abu Sayyaf leader Indang Susukan killed


KOTA KINABALU: A notorious Abu Sayyaf sub-commander Indang Susukan, who was behind at least six kidnappings in Sabah, was killed during a melee at a high security military camp in Zamboanga City.

Indang and two other cellmates Arnel Cabintoy and Feliciano Sulayao were killed at about 6.20am on Sunday (Oct 9), according to regional intelligence sources.

Sources said two officers on duty - Agustine Roger and Lorenz Matias - at the maximum security camp were stabbed by the three as they entered their cell to serve breakfast.

On seeing the commotion, an officer manning the tower fired at the three, killing them, the sources said.

Indang was among the key Abu Sayyaf leaders based in Jolo to send out Filipino gunmen to carry out kidnappings in Sabah's east coast.

Regional sources said he was responsible for kidnappings and kept the victims at his hideout in Jolo from where negotiations were done for their release.

Among the kidnap victims held by Indang was the Sandakan abduction at the Ocean King seafood restaurant where manager Thien Nyuk Fun and Sarawakian tourist Bernard Then were taken on May 14, 2015.

Thien was released after negotiation on Nov 8, the same year but the Abu Sayyaf group beheaded Then on Nov 17 after negotiations turned awry.

Another high profile victim held by him was China national Gai Huayun, who was grabbed from the Singgamata resort in Semporna on April 2, 2014, and was rescued on May 31, 2014.

Indang also held hostage operators of fish farms from Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna.

Indang, who lost an arm during a fire fight with the Philippines army two years ago, had surrendered himself under an amnesty by Manila in 2020 and had since been detained in Zamboanga City.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

US Ambassador wishes Happy Thaipusam to Malaysians
Alleged smuggler nabbed after high-speed chase in Tawau
Telcos can offer lower rates under Broadband Unity Package, says Minister
Gov't to intensify efforts to unite people, says Mohd Na'im
Cops issue 17 summonses, seize three bikes during traffic ops in Ampang
Thaipusam excitement a reflection of Malaysia Madani, says Ahmad Zahid
Seven nabbed for tossing liquor bottles from apartment balcony onto expressway
Speaking out a necessity in Umno, says Ismail Sabri
Sheep being attacked by wild dogs in Jertih, Terengganu
KK restaurant fined RM200 for overcharging customers

Others Also Read