KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian has gone into security alers as its sea borders with southern Philippines, following Moro rebels attack on Zambonga City.
About 400 armed men who has broken awayfrom the Moro National Liberation Front (MNFL) group, launched an attack on Zamboanga city.
It is located about 460km away from Sandakan in the east coast of Sabah.
The Moro rebels that attacked Zambonga City believed that have captured seven villages and has asked the Indonesian Embassy to intervene in the on going encounter.
Latest reports says that, one Filipino policeman was killed and several injured during the attack. About 30 people are held as ”human sheilds”
The Malaysian military is taking measures to strengthen the sea borders, in case of any attacks.
Datuk Mohammad, Direct General of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) said that, “We have informed our security and defence to be on the alert and Esscom is also coordinating with security forces following the incident,” he said
Sabah’s close proximity to the southern Philippines raises fears that the rebels might flee towards Sabah in a bid to escape capture by pursuing Philippines forces. – The Star