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Marine Police Corporal Killed, Colleague Missing In An Ambush In Semporna
The dead policeman was identified was Corporal Ab Rajah Jamuan, 32, while the missing personnel was Constable Zakian Aleip, 26.
Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) Operations director Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said the group used heavy arms in the ambush at 11.10 pm when the marine policemen were at the Mabul Water Bungalow Resort, Pulau Mabul.
Speaking to reporters in Semporna, Abd Rashid said in the attack, the suspects were attired in jungle fatigue pants, black coloured clothes and their face covered.
According to Abdul Rashid, after the attack, the group fled to the waters of a neighbouring country.
"The group had wanted to kidnap someone at the resort but attacked the two policemen instead. This is the first fatality involving a security force personnel in preventing a kidnap here," he said.
According to Abdul Rashid, ESSCom did not rule out the possibility of the attack targeting security force personnel following tighter enforcement in the area with many suspects nabbed.
He said police with the aid of ESSCom were tracking down the group and stressed that ESSComm would step up enforcement for the security of Eastern Sabah.
"I wish to remind personnel of all security agencies in ESSComm area to be cautious and be prepared for any eventuality," he said.
Abd Rashid also advised the people not to speculate on the incident and allow police to conduct their investigations.
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