Indonesian linked to Maute group nabbed in Marawi Featured

Indonesian linked to Maute group nabbed in Marawi Image: ABS-CBN News

An Indonesian national who was allegedly with the pro-ISIS Maute group has been arrested in Marawi City, a television report said Wednesday.
GMA News TV’s Balitanghali reported that the Indonesian, who can speak Filipino, first introduced himself as a resident of Cagayan de Oro and part of the military intelligence.
The report said the suspect was with the Maute during its training in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur, where the terror group recruited child warriors and other fighters.
It further said the suspect claimed that he was able to escape after he killed his two colleagues.
Armed Forces spokesperson Major General Restitutio Padilla said based on initial information, the suspect was trying to escape when he was intercepted and arrested by members of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT), who then turned him over to the police and military.
Marawi City had been under siege by the Maute group for five months until it was liberated by the government earlier this month. —GMA News

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