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AKG Director, Police Brigadier General Jonel Estomo reported to PNP Chief, Police General Debold Sinas on their accomplishment following the service of a warrant of arrest against Jupuri Dais @ Jupuri Nabua at 2:00AM this morning in Barangay Poblacion, Sibuco, Zamboanga Del Norte that led to a shootout.
Estomo said the suspect fired at a composite police team that was sent by the Court to serve a Warrant of Arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention. He was armed with a cal.45 pistol.
Police records identified Dais as a member of an Abu Sayyaf Group sub-unit under Almujir Yadah, Estomo said.
He was also a former member of Moro Islamic Liberation Front before his involvement in the operations of the Abu Sayyaf Group.
Dais is also being sought by AKG for his alleged involvement in a series of kidnapping incidents in Mindanao particularly the kidnapping of Martina Yee in 2016, Duterte Couple in 2017, and Ruda Couple and Javier Family in 2018.
This operation thwarted a possible kidnapping activity as he was tasked to spot in the area of Sibuco to abduct a certain Zamboanga-based project engineer and contractor, Estomo added.
(PNP-PIO)