From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 16): Misamis governor lauds military, police for arrest of ‘bomber’ in CDO
Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano on Friday lauded the military and the police for the arrest of a suspected bomb expert of the Maute terror group in Cagayan De Oro City last Thursday.
Emano said that the arrest of Mohammad Noaim Maute, 22, a.k.a. “Abu Jadid,” in a boarding house in Cagayan De Oro City, has foiled the Maute group’s plan to sow terror in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan De Oro City.
A combined operatives of the Martial Law Special Action Group (ML-SAG) arrested the young Maute, a suspected bomb expert and relative of the Maute brothers who were leading the siege of Marawi City.
Emano expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for placing the entire Mindanao island under Martial Law as the necessary means to address the rebellion and terrorist activities in Mindanao, the country’s second largest island.
“I am optimistic that the incessant drive of the military and the police in the crackdown on terrorists in this embattled island, we will again reclaim peace and order in Mindanao. I am with you (military and police),” Emano said.
He said the provincial government would be willing to share its part while urging the public to support the authorities in pursuing lasting peace in Mindanao.
Emano also cautioned the public against making unfounded information through social media and other networking sites, in order to avoid confusion and conflict against credible report and information.