Malacanang gave assurance on Tuesday that the army will conduct thorough and sustained operations in opposition to the Abu Sayyaf Group after a prime police official linked to one of its members was nabbed in Bohol.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella known as on the public anew about being vigilant in opposition to terrorists.

Abella issued the assertion after preliminary investigation confirmed that PSupt. Maria Cristina Brugada Nobleza was just lately arrested together with an ASG member after ignoring a checkpoint in Bohol.

Nobleza, a spouse of a police attache in Pakistan, was assigned on the PNP Crime Lab of PRO11.

“(Nobleza’s arrest) underlines the need for vigilance in the campaign for peace within our borders,” Abella mentioned.

Investigation revealed that PSupt. Nobleza has hyperlinks with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

As a member of a particular police anti-crime unit in 2013, Nobleza was tasked to interrogate Reener Lou Dongon, suspected bomber of a resort in Cagayan de Oro.

Last Saturday, Nobleza, a police superintendent, was arrested in Bohol along with Dongon, his mom and a 13-year-old nephew in reference to an Abu Sayyaf plot to assault Bohol and kidnap foreigners.

Police officers mentioned Nobleza, 49, and Dongon, 25, who initially labored for her as a driver, had develop into lovers.

Dongon, also called Kudre, is tagged as a bomb maker of the Abu Sayyaf, whose brothers-in-law embrace slain Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan, Abu Sayyaf founding commander Khadaffy Janjalani, Abu Sulayman and Akmad Santos.

Considered as a high-risk detainee; PNP Chief Rolando “Bato” Dela Rosa has ordered Nobleza’s switch to Camp Crame from Bohol.

“The President is firm and decisive in the fight against terrorism. He has ordered government troops to carry out sustained, focused and intense operations to put an end to lawless and gruesome acts of violence,” Abella mentioned.