ZAMBOANGA CITY – Authorities have served a warrant of arrest against a detained Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandit, who is listed as one of the most wanted persons in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Major Shellamie Chang, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (Region 9)  information officer, said Friday the warrant served against Jain Adjanal, 37, was for a nine-count murder charge with no recommended bail, issued by the court of Isabela City dated June 22, 1999.

Chang did not elaborate on the multiple murder case, but pointed out that Adjanal is the sixth most wanted man in the region.

Chang said the warrant was served Thursday at the Basilan provincial jail where Adjanal is currently detained for other crimes.

Adjanal—who carries the aliases of Aroh Adjanal Jain, Jainal Adjanal, and Jainal Alam—is a native of Barangay Basakan, Mohammad Adjul, Basilan.

He was detained at the Basilan provincial jail for his alleged participation in a clash 14 years ago that led to the execution of 14 soldiers, 11 of whom were beheaded.

The clash took place in July 2007 in Barangay Guinanta, Al-Barka, Basilan province. (PNA)