KOTA KINABALU – Two Muktadil brothers – Khadafy and Salvador @ Badong, who were said to have been killed by Philippine security forces, are the surprise inclusions in a list of wanted suspects by the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom).
It has been reported that Badong was killed in September this year while trying the escape the military offensive in southern Philippines.
His body was said to be found on a boat in Siasi, Sulu. His brother Khadafy was arrested by Philippines security forces in November last year and is currently in jail.
Esscom had stated that the brothers will remain in the wanted list until the agency receives official verification from the Philippines.
The list of wanted men is believed to be responsible for a series of kidnapping in Sabah’s east coast.
Esscom commander, Datuk Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said the agency had identified 23 individuals in connection with crimes committed in the state, particularly kidnappings.
The wanted individuals are Salip Sosong @ Mohamad Apsa Abdulla, Halipa, Ibrahim, Sabri Madrasul @ Salip Jul, Las Pangit, Apo Mike @ Majan Sahidjuan, Hatib Hajan @ Sawadjaan, Alden Bagde @ Sayning, Alhabsy Misaya, Marajan Asiri, Muaamar Askali @ Abu Rami.
Also on the wanted list are Idang Susukan, Raden Abuh, Bocoi, Sangbas, Berong Sairol @ Boy Master, Bensaudi Sairol @ Boy Pangit, Boy Intel, Atai Susukan, Durog Hussein, and Saidul Idul.
“All of them are foreigners and we urge public to cooperate with us if they come across any of them or know of their whereabouts,” said Bari when contacted Friday.
As for Alden Bagde @ Sayning and Idang Susukan, the two were reported to have been responsible in the kidnapping of Sarawakian Bernard Then, who was beheaded last year. Members of the public can channel information to Esscom’s operational centre at 089-863181/016 or 013-8803585/019-2305909.