Abu Sayyaf informant killed in Lahad Datu shoot-out

AUTHORITIES in Lahad Datu have identified the suspected kidnapper who was shot dead early this morning as 31-year-old Abu Paliyak, also known as Komander Paliyak @ Yusof, an informant for the Abu Sayaf militant group.

Sabah Police Commissioner Ramli Din said the Filipino Abu Paliyak “was believed to have been involved in several robberies and kidnapping in waters off Kunak and Lahad Datu in 2014”.

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