Former Maute Group member yields, turns over HPFA

A former member of the ISIS-inspired Dawlah Islamiya/Maute Group yielded to the troops of the 49th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Poblacion Bayabao, Butig, Lanao del Sur at 10am today, October 14, 2019.

Saifoden Macaraya Maute, 36 years old, and a resident of Barangay Tagoranao, Sultan Dumalondong, Lanao del Sur also turned over one M79 Grenade Launcher and one 40mm High Explosive.

Subject surrenderor was recruited by DI/ISIS/Maute Group sub-leader Mohammad Khayam Romato Maute, a.k.a Otto, who was killed during Marawi siege.

Saifoden was involved in fighting against the government troops during the focused military operations conducted by the 103rd Brigade in 2016.

“We would like to attribute this accomplishment to the MILF Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Posts (JCMP) representative Maliksaif Masheda,” said Maj. Gen. Roberto Ancan, Commander of the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan.

Said personality is currently undergoing custodial debriefing at the headquarters of 49IB.

“With all the positive results of our campaigns, we are more motivated to intensify our operations by employing the whole-of-nation approach because we do not want to destroy the trust the people have bestowed upon us,” said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.

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