Saturday March 9, 2013
Lahad Datu: More than 50 Sulu gunmen held, says IGP
PETALING JAYA: More than 50 individuals have been detained in connection with the intrusion by Sulu gunmen.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the suspects have been detained under the new Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 to assist investigations.
“They were detained outside the Ops Daulat area,” he said during a joint press conference with Armed Forces chief Jeneral Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin in Lahad Datu yesterday.
Meanwhile Jen Zulkifeli said he has not received any news from Wisma Putra regarding the possible surrender of the Sulu gunmen.
“I have not received any news that the gunmen intend to surrender.
“We will continue with our operations against them,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jen Zulkifeli said they had killed all the militants encountered.
“We have not made any arrests since the operation was started on Tuesday,” he said.