THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that it will be filing a deportation case against alleged suicide bomber Resky Fantasya Rullie, said to be the wife of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub-leader Andi Baso, who was killed in a clash with government troops in Sulu.
Rullie, alias ‘Cici’, an Indonesian national, was apprehended yesterday morning in a joint law enforcement operation with the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Division, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group 9, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency 9 and the Bureau of Immigration. She is said to be a high value target in the BI’s drive against foreigners engaged in terroristic activities in the South.
The Indonesian is also reportedly the daughter of the Indonesian couple involved in the January 2019 twin suicide bombing at the Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo.
BI Intelligence Mindanao Task Group (MITG) head Melody Gonzales reported that Rullie was the subject of months of surveillance and was found to have allegedly been planning to conduct a suicide bombing attempt in Sulu before the arrest.
Arrested with Rullie were Inda Nhur and Fatima Sandra Jimlani Jama, both wives of ranking ASG members.
“A suicide vest, bombs, and other improvised explosive device making components were recovered from the trio. They have been brought to the police station for documentation and filing of charges. A deportation case has been recommended to be filed against Rullie for terrorism, being an illegal entrant, and for undesirability, apart from the criminal charges that she face,” said Gonzales.
The BI clarified that Rullie will have to face the criminal charges hurled against her before being deported.