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Abu Omar capture confirmed

Posted by Michille on April 28th, 2006

Abu Omar capture confirmed – Sun.Star Zamboanga!

POLICE confirmed that the Abu Sayyaf member arrested earlier was indeed Abu Omar, who is wanted for the mass kidnappings and serious illegal detention of Sipadan and Dos Palmas hostages.

Zamboanga City Police Director Francisco Cristobal said Omar carries several aliases like Al Sparle Amiruddin y Mohammad Nur but is more known as Abu Omar based on the list of wanted terrorist by the Department of Interior and Local Government.

Cristobal said Omar is facing 13 warrants of arrest issued by Basilan’s
Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Isabela City.

Omar will be flown to Metro Manila, where he will be presented to higher authorities.

He said Abu Omar was involved in the 2000 Sipadan mass kidnapping of foreign nationals; in the 2001 Dos Palmas mass kidnapping in Palawan and in the kidnapping of American Christian Missionary Charles Walton in Sulu in the 90’s.

Abu Omar, according to Cristobal, confessed during interrogation that the circulated death and bomb threat letters in the city recently ere carried out on orders of Abu Sayyaf chief Khadaffy Janjalani.

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