Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan said Monday the alleged Indonesian suicide bomber was planning to launch bomb attacks after giving birth.
Cascolan said at a press conference that Nana Isirani or Rezky Fantasya Rullie, also known as Cici, is five months pregnant.
“That’s the information. We were lucky and fortunate we were able to arrest (her),” Cascolan said.
“She’s still in Sulu. We still have to get the results of her nationality, and at the same time, we still have to take some information kasi siyempre that’s part of the procedure, and we have to look after her physical health,” he added.
Authorities arrested the Indonesian suicide bomber and two other women identified as Inda Nhur and Fatima Sandra Jimlani Jama, who were believed to be wives of Abu Sayyaf leaders in Barangay San Raymundo in Jolo, Sulu last Saturday.
Government troops recovered suicide vests, bombs, and other materials used in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from the suspects.
Alleged Indonesian suicide bomber plans to attack after giving birth
The military said they received intelligence reports that Rullie was set to revenge and launch bomb attacks after her husband Andi Baso, an Indonesian terrorist, was killed in August.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) earlier said it would file a case to deport the suspected Indonesian suicide bomber.
Rullie is also the Indonesian couple’s daughter in the January 2019 twin suicide bombing at the Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo.
BI Intelligence Mindanao Task Group (MITG) head Melody Gonzales said 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.”
“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 faces,” Gonzales said.
Meanwhile, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente lauded the efforts of BI Intelligence MITG for another successful operation against a foreign terrorist.