20 April 2017

News Story: Philippines offers reward for arresting Abu Sayyaf suspect

MANILA, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offered Wednesday 1 million peso (20,160 U.S. dollars) reward for the arrest of each member of the Abu Sayyaf Group who escaped from the security cordon in the central Philippine Bohol province.

"(The bandits) may be scouring the safety nets where they are landing, I have 1 million peso offer per person," Duterte said during an interview in Bohol.

"My order to the police and to all, and even civilian who have interest to fight and kill, my order is dead or alive," said the president.

The bandits and the government forces broke out a clash early this month in Bohol, leaving six Abu Sayyaf members dead, including the sub-leader Abu Rami. Four government security forces were also killed in the firefight.

Read the full story at Xinhua