Govt Inquires about Indonesian Militant in Marawi

Sonya Michaella    •    02 November 2017 18:30 WIB
terrorism
Govt Inquires about Indonesian Militant in Marawi
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arrmanatha Nasir (Photo: MTVN/Sonya Michaella)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Indonesian Foreign Ministry has inquired the Philippine government about the reported arrest of an Indonesian militant in the Philippine city of Marawi.

"The Indonesian Embassy in Manila and Indonesian Consulate in Davao are still waiting for the official notification. We have only received some unofficial information," the Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arrmanatha Nasir in Central Jakarta on Thursday afternoon.

"First, we will verify the passport. After that, we will determine the citizenship statust," the Indonesian Foreign Ministry official added.

Philippine police have identified the Indonesian militant as Muhammad Ilham Syahputra. They have gathered important information about Ilham's background.

Ilham was recruited by Abu Sayaff leader Isnilon Hapilon in November 2016. Ilham's passport was retrieved by the Philippine militaryy in April 2017.



(WAH)