Tired of hiding, five members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to the troops of the 90th Infantry Battalion in Maguindanao at 3:40pm on July 17, 2019.
The successful surrender was through the efforts of the Alpha Company, 90IB and in coordination with Mayor Abdulwahab “Allan” Sabal and the local government unit of Talitay, Maguindanao.
The five surrenderors, who are residents of Barangay Gadungan, Talitay, Maguindanao and members of the Karialan Faction, turned over two Garand Rifles with 15 rounds of ammunition and a bandolier; a Caliber .45 Pistol with an empty magazine; a Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher with ammunition; and a 60mm mortar with ammunition.
“I commend the 90IB troopers for facilitating the successful surrender of the BIFF members. Your hardwork has paid off,” said WestMinCom Commander Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana.
“We are also very thankful to the positive gesture of support and cooperation of our stakeholders and the civilians in our journey of bringing long and lasting peace in the WestMinCom’s joint area of operations,” added LtGen Sobejana.
Turned over firearms are currently under the custody of 90IB for documentation and safekeeping.