Tuesday, April 14, 2020

WESTMINCOM: Six more BIFF militants yield in Maguindanao

Posted to the Western Mindanao Command (WESTMINCOM) Facebook Page (Apr 14, 2020): Six more BIFF militants yield in Maguindanao

Six more members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters laid down their arms in Maguindanao on April 13, 2020.

Naldo Babalay; Nashrudin Kanapia; Abil Kusain; Dok Adam; Alamansa Manampad; and Antok Pendatun, members of the Bungos Faction surrendered to soldiers of 33rd Infantry Battalion at the Alpha Company Base in Barangay Mileb, Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao.

"Our mounting offensives at their strongholds as well as our increased community engagements to counter terrorism are gaining positive results," said Col. Joel Mamon, Officer-in-Charge 601st Infantry Brigade.

Said surrenderors yielded to military troops two Cal .30 M1 Garand rifles (converted to M14), one improvised Cal. 30 Sniper Rifle, one improvised Cal. 50 Sniper Rifle, and two improvised 40mm M79 Grenade Launchers.

"Our series of accomplishments are attributed to our soldiers, partners, stakeholders, and to the peace-loving people of Maguindanao," said Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, JTF Central commander.

Subject personalities were brought to 33IB headquarters for custodial debriefing.

"As I always say, convergence is the key to long-lasting peace and sustainable development in the island of Mindanao," said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, WestMinCom commander.

"Our sincerest gratitude to all our partners and to the communities who provide utmost support in all our endeavors," Lt. Gen. Sobejana added.

"We operate to win peace but best of all to win the hearts of our enemies and allow them to return to the loving arms of their families," the commander concluded.


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