He says any additional surveillance of Sarawak's waters will be welcome.
The gang of seven boarded two boats off Lahad Datu and sped off with the fishermen towards Tawi-Tawi Island in southern Philippines.
Police believe the could have been spotters on the lookout for kidnap victims.
A counter-terrorism expert warns that cells from the terrorist group will kidnap people when they are in need of funds.
It says the information given is inaccurate but that security measures have nonetheless been increased.
Sea checkpoints will be created in Sabah’s east coast to inspect incoming vessels involved in barter trading.
Ramlee Marahaban says kidnapping cases are still rampant because of a flaw in Esscom’s chain of command.
Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says security assets should be deployed in areas prone to cross-border crimes, not for political reasons but for national security.
Matta says any cost-cutting in the proposed Esscom restructuring should not be at the expense of Sabah’s security as that would adversely affect tourism.
Abdul Hamid Bador berkata, ancaman di kepulauan timur Sabah sentiasa ada setiap hari kerana kedudukannya sangat dekat dengan Filipina.
Ahmad Ghazali Abu Hassan, who is also a former academic, says Esscoms's core duties are more closely linked to police work.
Sabah CM says state will give its full cooperation to efforts of security forces.
Five local suspects were also arrested in yesterday's sting operation.
They were being smuggled from the Kampung Pasir Putih swamp forest in Tawau to be transported in an Indonesian boat.
Bekas pembantu menteri Ramlee Marhaban berkata beliau ke Pulau Mataking di sempadan Malaysia-Filipina untuk lihat tanah miliknya di situ.
Suspek yang ditembak masing-masing seorang di Kunak, 3 di Kalabakan, 4 di perairan Felda Sahabat, Lahad Datu serta 2 di kawasan Pulau Boheyan, Semporna.
Esscom commander Hazani Ghazali says flare guns could be made mandatory with the Automatic Identification System on sea vessels for safety purposes.
This follows a report, quoting Philippine sources, that a group of 10 Abu Sayyaf militants, armed with pistols, rifles and grenade launchers, is targeting Sabah.
2 lelaki itu ditembak mati ketika cuba melarikan diri menaiki sebuah bot pam dalam serbuan pasukan keselamatan di Kampung Air Kunak Tiga, malam tadi.
This followed a high-speed chase at sea near Bohayan Island.
Security forces believe the fishermen have been taken out of Malaysian waters and have contacted the Philippine authorities for assistance.
Fisherman recalls how he hid from kidnappers who took two of his friends from their boat in waters off Sabah.
Esscom commander Hazani Ghazali believes 'fake' statement could have been made to create cheap publicity for actor's new movie next month.
Tindakan pantas kru menyelamatkan diri dengan memasuki dek berkunci dan menghubungi pasukan keselamatan, bagaimanapun dapat menghalang mereka daripada menjadi mangsa rompakan di laut atau mengalami kecederaan.