MANILA – An alleged Abu Sayyaf bandit and three others escaped from a jail in Isabela City, Basilan before dawn on Monday.
The Isabela Bureau of Jail Management and Penology said Kayser Nassan, Bigmar Boso, Garwas Hakim Asadi, and Muslimin Sayuman escaped by sawing off the jail bars.
Authorities said Nassan, who is facing murder and frustrated murder charges, is a suspected member of Abu Sayyaf.
Sayuman, Boso, and Asadi are facing robbery, illegal drug, and carnapping charges, respectively.
Police and jail officials have launched a manhunt operation against the four.