Detained Abu Sayyaf member Saad Samad Kiram 'escapes', killed

Detained Abu Sayyaf member 'escapes', killed

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Detained Abu Sayyaf member 'escapes', killed

Friday, May 05, 2017

CEBU (Updated) -- The suspected Abu Sayyaf member who was arrested Thursday morning in Tan-awan, Tubigon, Bohol, was killed by the police following his alleged escape early Friday morning, May 5.

Central Visayas police said Saad Samad Kiram, 36, escaped during his transfer from Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) to the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) in Tagbilaran City past 2 a.m. Friday.

Read: Suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Bohol

Police said that en route to BDJ, Kiram complained of stomach pain and asked his security escorts that his handcuffs be taken off temporarily so he can defecate a few meters away from the road.

Kiram was able to run away; but after two hours of pursuit operation, he was caught in Barangay Lourdes, Cortes town.

Kiram was shot dead by the police when he tried to grab the service firearm of one of his security escorts, the police said.

The Police Regional Office said that it was an "unfortunate incident as the PNP quests for obtaining information that may lead the government to further understand the behavior and plans" of the Abu Sayyaf Group.

Kiram will be buried in Tiptip Public Cemetery Friday.

BPPO Director Felipe Natividad said two Abu Sayyaf Group members are still at large in the province. (SunStar Cebu)

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