Indonesian Police Identify Two Nationals Staging Suicide Bomb in Philippine. Photo By: National Police

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian Police identify two nationals staging suicide attacks in Philippines, earlier of this year. National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo told to media that two attacker were Indonesian citizens and married couples.

“They are Rullie Rian Zeke and Ulfah Handayani. Both are members of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) Makassar,” Prasetyo said at his office on Tuesday (07/23)

In addition, suicide bombers who killed 22 people and injured 100 were deported from Turkey in January 2017. Their identities were known after police arrested a member of East Kalimantan JAD named Yoga who was secured in Malaysia in June 2019 and a member of West Sumatra JAD named Novendri.

Meanwhile, in the beginning of Philippine police and Indonesian Police investigation can’t found identify of two terrorists. He added that both of them illegally entered Philippines not through so that local authorities did not detect them.

Prasetyo says the two were dispatched to Philippines by Syaifullah or Chaniago. Syaifullah, who is also mastermind number of terror in Indonesia, is thought to be in Khurasan Afghanistan.

“Syaifullah has been on national Police wanted list for a long time. He has already given funds to 2 suspects to Philippines from Makassar,” he said.

Is known, Syaifullah received funds from Trinidad Tobago (seven times), Maldives (one time), Venezuela (one time), Germany (two times), and Malaysia (and one time). Of the 12 funds, from March 2016 to September 2017.

“All of them are collected Rp413 million (US$29.5 million). They use Western Union to stream their funds,” he explained.

According to Prasetyo, Novendri established the communication and relations with JAD network in Indonesia and abroad, including with East Indonesia Mujahidin group, JAD Lampung, JAD Sibolga, and JAD Bekasi. while, Novendri is under Syaifullah control.

Novendri has also prepared a plan to carry out the attack on August 17 against several targets in West Sumatra, including West Sumatra local Police Headquarters and Kota Padang local Police Headquarters.

“Novendri has prepared homemade bombs to carry out the terror,” said Prasetyo.

While Yoga is a liaison between JAD in Indonesia and Andi Baso, an Indonesian citizen who joined Islam State in Southern Philippines. Syaifullah alias Chaniago, he continued, is currently in Khorasan region, border region between Afghanistan and Iran. Many

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) combatants fled to Khurasan after they lost in Syria. After the a bomb exploded church in Jolo Island,  Philippines’ Domestic minister Eduardo Ano claimed the perpetrators were married couples with Indonesian citizenship. However, this cannot be confirmed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

Head of National Counter-Terrorism Agency, Suhardi Alius stressed that it was too early to mention the bomb terrorists as Indonesian citizens. Marsudi said that suicide bombers who were Indonesian citizens could not be ascertained because they did not identify them.

Written by Willy Matrona, Email: theinsiderstories@gmail.com