Sabah security forces on full alert for Abu Sayyaf gunmen

KUALA LUMPUR ― Malaysian security forces are on full alert amid intelligence reports that an armed group of Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf terrorists have been in waters off Sabah on a hunt for fresh hostages to fund their campaign.
The group numbering some 17 gunmen are believed to be led by sub-commanders Salip Mura, Majan Sahidjuan, also know as Apo Mike, and Abu Radin who left their Jolo base two days ago for the Tawi-Tawi islands, The Star reported on Tuesday (March 12).
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