Abu Sayyaf member killed near Lahad Datu was on police's wanted list

Published on 5 Dec 2017 4:56:23 PM

The IGP told reporters on Tuesday that Abu Paliyak or Kamaner Paliyak @ Yusof, a key member of the Abu Sayyaf group killed in a shootout with security forces in waters off Pulau Kantong Kalungan near Lahad Datu on Monday, had been on the police's wanted list for quite some time. Abu Paliyak, 31, was involved in a number of sea robberies and kidnappings in waters off Kunak and Lahad Datu since 2014.