A member of the Abu Sayyaf Group has been arrested in Zamboanga City, a military official said.
In a live radio interview, Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, Western Mindanao commander, said the Abu Sayyaf member was a close aide of fugitive leader Isnilon Hapilon and a former trainee of the Jemaah Islamiyah.
The arrest in Zamboanga City was made by a joint task force of police and military forces, Galvez said.
A separate report also said that 74 more members of the Abu Sayyaf surrendered to the Western Mindanao Command. TMT