By Roel Pareño and Jaime Laude
The Philippine Star, Thursday, June 17, 2010
ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines – Marines raided
an Abu Sayyaf hideout in Lantawan, Basilan
yesterday and captured a suspected sub-leader
of the militant group, a military official said.
Lt. Gen. Ben Dolorfino, chief of the Armed Forces’
Western Mindanao Command, said the suspect, Kaiser
Said Usman, alias Kaiser Said, carried a bounty of
Dolorfino said the elements of the Marine Battalion
Landing Team 1 under Lt. Col. Fernando Gomez
captured Usman in his and his brother Algaber’s
safehouse in Sitio Kagiit, Barangay Bulan-Bulan
at around 2:30 a.m. yesterday. Algaber managed
Usman was tagged in the kidnapping of mostly
foreign tourists in a Palawan resort in 2001.
The Usman brothers were among the more than 30
inmates who escaped from the Basilan provincial
jail last December.