–Tipo-Tipo LGU via Peewee Bacuño

A 19-year-old member of the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group has surrendered to authorities in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan.

In a post on his Facebook account, GMA News stringer Peewee Bacuño quoted 74th Infantry Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Ernest John Jadloc as saying that Abuhair Kajing a.k.a “Badero” had turned himself in to authorities, saying he wanted to live a normal life.

Jadloc said Abuhair also surrendered his firearm and ammunition.

Abuhair’s kin were happy about their son’s decision to surrender and thanked him for finally heeding their advice, Jadloc said.

–Tipo-Tipo LGU via Peewee Bacuño

The Army and the local government of Tipo-Tipo have expressed willingness to support Abuhair and his family in their efforts to obtain livelihood.

Abuhair wanted to finish his studies, Jadloc said.

Moreover, he said that the government has continued calling on members of the Abu Sayyaf Group to return to the fold of law for peace in Basilan. —LBG, GMA News