An official from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed the plan of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader Radullan Sahiron to surrender to the military.
B/Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Commander of Joint Task Force Sulu, said Sahiron is allegedly tired, hungry and weak while he transfers from place to place to avoid the government troops.
According to the official, Sahiron is considered a well-respected leader of the ASG and his surrender may result disruption in their group.
Meanwhile, the remaining members of the ASG being chased by government troops in Bohol are said to be too tired and hungry, aside from being wounded.
Authorities in Bohol are on red alert on Thursday, the second day of the ASEAN Summit in Panglao, while beefing up security in Cebu due to the presence of bandits in nearby province.