"During the crossfire with Malaysian security forces, 54 Sulu militants were killed and it shows that there was no mystic power involved," said Deputy Head of the IGP Secretariat (Public Relations) ACP Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf.
He said claims that Sulu militants possessed mystical powers have been circulating in the social media when a picture showed a dead militant spotting a mystical pendant and yellow cloth.
ACP Ramli said the use of the mystical pendant may have been an attempt by the person wearing it to convince his followers that there they would be guided by mystical powers.
"In reality, only knowledge and wisdom can ensure the country's security, not through the use of supernatural powers," he said. - Bernama