A BIFF member was neutralized in a deliberate operation conducted by the 40th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Malangit, Pandag, Maguindanao at 6:15am today, October 6, 2019.
Kaliga Usman Kamsa was killed while trying to outrun the government forces in a CAFGU Active Auxillary checkpoint in the said barangay.
Recovered from the possession of Kamsa were 2 fragmentary hand grenades.
“The troops launched the operation at the residence of the target in Barangay Upper Siling, Paglat, but he escaped onboard a motorcycle,” said Major General Diosdado Carreon, commander of the Joint Task Force Central.
“The blocking troops were to apprehend him but he resisted,” Maj.Gen. Carreon added.
The neutralized BIFF member and the recovered items were turned over to Pandag PNP for proper disposition.
“Congratulations to the troops of the 40IB for this successful operation,” said Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
“While we are continuously conducting focused military operations, we are encouraging the remaining combatants to surrender and avail of the government’s livelihood programs prepared for them,” Lt. Gen. Sobejana added.
“It is but mote fulfilling to end all conflicts in a peaceful way where everybody will savor victory,” he concluded.