PH military: Most Abu Sayyaf bandits are drug users

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News flash: Most Abu Sayyaf bandits are drug users.

That’s according to military commanders who have been dealing with the terrorist group for years. In fact, they recently caught the man who is said to be the shabu supplier of the terrorist group.

Sidimar Abduhadi, the man who is allegedly the provider of shabu to Abu Sayyaf bandits,  was arrested in Talipao, Sulu, last week. He was collared after a shootout with military and police operatives.

According to Maj. Filemon Tan Jr, spokesman for Philippine Army’s Western Mindanao Command, a police officer was wounded in the encounter.

“Abduhadi was carrying seven sachets of shabu, a .38-caliber revolver, and drug paraphernalia,” reports Roel Pareño in The Philippine Star.

In light of this detail, doesn’t this make the Abu Sayyaf Group prime targets in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs?


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