By JOSEPH JUBELAG
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Police authorities arrested on Thursday an alleged terrorist leader In Maasim, Sarangani.
Chief Inspector Alrin Gonzales, regional police spokesperson, identified the suspect as Akbar Maguid Buyoc, tagged as the top lieutenant of Jaafar Maguid alias Commander Tokboy, leader of the ISIS-inspired Ansar Khilafah Philippines (AKP), who was killed in an encounter with government forces in Kiamba, Sarangani last January.
Police said Buyoc yielded a fragmentation grenade.
Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan, deputy regional director, said they have tightened security measures around Region 12 comprised of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato and Sarangani and the cities of General Santos and Cotabato based on intelligence reports remnants of the AKP were out to stage terror attacks.