Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters once again attacked a civilian community and a CAFGU detachment in Barangay Kauran, Ampatuan, Maguindanao on April 21, 2019.
BIFF terrorists deliberately fired at the civilian community and a CAFGU detachment that resulted in the wounding of two civilians and a CAA member at about 7:50pm on Sunday.
Among those wounded were Ronelo Dordas, Carlybeth Pradas, and CAA Michael Enito.
Lieutenant Colonel Alvin Iyog, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, said security measures were strengthened to ensure the safety and security of the community.
“As this radical group continues to sow terror and harm innocent civilians, military troops will pursue their offensives to safeguard the civilians and run after the responsible bandits,” said Colonel Efren Baluyot, 1st Mechanized Infantry (Maaasahan) Brigade Commander.
“I directed the field units in the area to intensify their military operation and to hunt the terror group members for such cowardly and desperate acts. Apparently, this is a revenge as BIFF members suffered a setback during our focused military operation in the Salibu-Pagatin-Mamasapano and Shariff Aguak box,” said Major General Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Central Commander.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega, Western Mindanao Command chief, said: “We condemn the blatant attack perpetrated by BIFF terrorists on the innocent and peace-loving people of Mindanao. This machination bespeaks of the travesty and iniquity of terrorists that wage war against the government and inflict harm on civilians in Mindanao.”
“The military beefs up its internal security campaign with the police to secure the area and defeat terrorists in Mindanao,” he added.