Two Local Terrorist Group (LTG) members surrendered to the troops of the 49th Infantry Battalion in Poblacion, Bayabao, Butig, Lanao del Sur on August 6, 2019.
Hadji Omar Olama, a.k.a Omar/Ivan, a former sub-leader of the Maute Group, and his follower, Ibrahim Abbas Olama, a.k.a. Abbas, brought along with them 1 Caliber .30 US Carbine Rifle with magazine and 10 rounds of ammunition and 1 Caliber .45 Pistol with magazine and 7 rounds of ammunition.
“With the neutralization of their potential leaders, the capability of local terrorist groups in Lanao area is now dwindling,” said Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, WestMinCom Commander.
“While we continuously conduct our focused military operations, we encourage all the remaining bandits to submit themselves to the government forces and take advantage of the livelihood programs and other services offered by the national government and its stakeholders,” Sobejana added.
Subject surrenderors are still undergoing custodial debriefing at the 49IB headquarters.