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The ‘persons of interest’ in the infamous Davao bombing who managed to elude arrest last January 11, 2017 in Purok 5, Barangay Talobatib, Labo, Camarines Norte has died in the Islamic City of Marawi,
Labo, Camarines Norte, [08.30.17] – The suspected member of Maute – Abu Sayyaf terrorist group Wilson Guevarra also known as Abdul Malik is now dead, residents Purok 5, Barangay Talobatib, Labo, Camarines Norte said.
According to a highly placed source who asked for an anonymity revealed the story to The Philippine Examiner over the week that the Talobatib-born Wilson Guevarra or Abdul Malik is already dead, but not certain on the exact date Guevarra died.
The informant provided a photo [screen shot] of the dead Maute – Abu Sayyaf member and provided a gist information that Abdul Malik was among who was killed during the military offensive in Bato Islamic Mosque in Marawi City.
“Kuha raw pala yang larawan ni Wilson Guevarra also known as Abdul Malik sa Bato Mosque at ang kanyang kapatid na si Erwin Guevarra alias “Abu Ismael ay naroon din sa Marawi,” the source added.
The Guevarra brothers worked in Libya as overseas Filipino worker and married to a Muslim woman.
In the second week of June this year, government troops had targeted gunmen of the terrorist Maute group who were using mosques in Marawi City through airstrikes. Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao [ARMM] Governor Mujiv Hataman also said two old and historic mosques in the city are being used as shelters by the Mautes.
Last January 11, 2017 at 6:30 o’ clock in the evening, the joint elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection – Camarines Norte, Military Intlligence Group – 5, 9th Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, Regional Intelligence Division-5, Camarines Norte Police Intelligence Branch, Camarines Norte Provincial Public Safety Company and Labo Municipal Police Station implemented search warrant Nr. F-01-2017 for Violation of Republic Act 9561 (Illegal Possession of Explosive) against Erwin Guevarra and Wilson Guevarra.
Military source revealed the Guevarra’s were suspected to be members of a terror group responsible for the September 2, 2016 Roxas Night market bombing in Davao City.
The search warrant was served Purok 5, Barangay Talobatib, Labo, Camarines Norte, but authorities missed to arrest their targets who apparently escaped but was able to confiscate two fragmentation grenades.
The case for violation of Republic Act 9516 otherwise known as the Illegal Possession of Explosive was filed against the Guevarra brothers, authorities said.
The Guevarra brothers were not directly charged for the September 2, 2016 that caused the deaths of 15 persons and 70 injured.
Immediate family members of Wilson Guevarra were not available for comments as of posting time.