GOVERNMENT agents have been directed to track down several members of the radical Rajah Solaiman Movement (RSM) who were freed from their detention center in Taguig City (Metro Manila) on suspicion that they might be planning more attacks, an intelligence officer disclosed on Tuesday.
The Manila-based intelligence officer said a hardline member of RSM being ordered to be tracked down is Khalil Pareja, who was released from his jail in Manila.
“Khalil Pareja was ‘already’ released and was being ordered to be tracked down again as he may be planning something big,” the source added.
While in detention, “militants” continue to recruit members, the source said.
The intelligence officer, who is privy to movements of suspected terrorists in the country, said Khalil Pareja and several other hardline extremists were ordered track down after they were able to establish a “terror” academy inside their detention in Bicutan, Taguig City.
The source, who requested anonymity, added that RSM member Ricardo Ayeras—who was arrested for a simple traffic violation last October in Quezon City— is among the extremists who founded a “terror academy” inside Bicutan jail.
According to the source, arrested members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) should be detained in a secluded jail facility on an island like Caballo, where returning peacekeepers were quarantined for 21 days last November over the Ebola virus scare.
The source said ASG leader Khair Mundos and RSM member Ayeras still remain hardliners and have not been rehabilitated despite being detained for several years.