A suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) brigand was captured by troopers of the 35th Infantry Battalion during an encounter in Patikul town, Sulu Monday afternoon.
Joint Task Group Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado identified the bandit as Hatib Ullai Usman.
He said Usman was captured as patrolling troops engaged suspected ASG bandits in a 10-minute firefight around 3:45 p.m. in Barangay Latih.
Usman was arrested after he lagged behind his companions while they retreated towards the southern direction. Seized from Usman was a .45 caliber pistol. PNA