Monday, November 24, 2014

CIDG nabs suspected BIFF member tagged in ambush-slay of 2 soldiers

From InterAksyon (Nov 24): CIDG nabs suspected BIFF member tagged in ambush-slay of 2 soldiers

BIFF spokesman Abu Misri is seen in file photo with some followers. A suspected BIFF member was collared last weekend by the CIDG-Central Mindanao office, and faces charges of murder and illegal possession of firearms in connection with last October's ambush-killing of two soldiers. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Central Mindanao unit of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested at the weekend a suspected member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) tagged in the ambush-killing of two soldiers in October this year in Maguindanao.

Detectives of the CIDG Central Mindanao under Police Supt. Cholijun Caduyac, together with the Army's 45th Infantry Battalion, in Barangay Timbangan, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao collared Zainudin Kawilan, AKA Indal and Zai.

According to Police Director Benjamin B. Magalong, CIDG chief, Kawilan was caught in possession of a fragmentation grenade, a caliber .45 pistol, shotgun ammunition, 60 mm mortar ammunition and a backpack with assorted wires.

He is a known BIFF member and was allegedly one of the assailants in the ambush-killing of two soldiers in October 2014, Magalong said.

Kawilan is under the custody of the CIDG Central Mindanao office, and will be facing charges for murder and violations of the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition (RA 10591), and Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives (RA 9516).

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