MANILA – Five suspects in the fatal twin bombing that hit the Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, Sulu surrendered to the authorities on Monday.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said in a press conference at Camp Crame the five suspects led by Kammah Pae or “Kamah” have denied their involvement in the incident.
The PNP chief identified Pae’s four accomplices as Albaji Kisae Gadjdali, Rajan Bakil Gadjali, Kaisar Bakil Gadjali, and Salit Alih. All of them were an alleged member of Ajang-Ajang Abu Sayyaf sub-group.
Albayalde said the suspects chose to surrender due to the intense manhunt operation of the authorities.
Aside from the five, 14 other suspects remain at large, including the mastermind.
Pae, said to be a logistician for the Abu Sayyaf’s Ajang-Ajang sub-group, was seen near the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral before the bombing incident happened on Jan. 27./PN