4 suspects in Basilan blast surrender to police


Posted at Sep 08 2018 12:59 AM

MANILA - Four people tagged in the July 31 explosion in Lamitan, Basilan that left 11 people dead and several others wounded are now under police custody.

Authorities identified them as Mike Lijal, Musa Jallaha, Battuh Murah and Haji Hurang Narimin.

Police said the suspects voluntarily surrendered. Lijal and Jallaha allegedly admitted being members of the terror group Abu Sayyaf.

According to the suspects, the military detachment where the explosion took place was not the intended target.

Complaints of multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder have been filed against them.

The Basilan police are still pursuing others who were identified by the suspects. - with reports from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News