CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – A member of the group tresponsible for the Davao Night Market Bombing surrendered to authorities at 5:30 this morning.
In an exclusive interview by DWDD with Col Benjamin Hao, Philippine Army Public Affairs Officer, the suspect was identified as Jericho Javier De Roma alias Cocoy, 25 years old, a resident of Mandamas Compound, RH 10, Totabato City, and a member of the Dawla Islamiya Fi Cotabato – Maute Group.
Cocoy acted as driver of the group. Initial investigation revealed that there were more than a dozen personalities involved in the Davao bombing last Sept. 2.
The locations of the group hideouts were identified through the information relayed by an action agent and collaborated by the follow-up operations made after the arrest last Oct. 4 of the three suspects of the Davao bombing incident, namely, TJ Tagadaya Macabalang, Wendel Factural, and Musaili Mustapha.
Arrested during the follow-up operations were Mohammad Lalaog Chenikandiyil alias Datu Boi; Jackson Mangulamas Usi alias Abu Mansor/Jam; Zack Villanueva Lopez alias Haron, and; Ansan Abdulla Mamasapano alias Abu Hamsa.
“We will not stop until all involved in the Davao bombing incident last September are put in jail,” said Lt. Gen. Eduardo M. Año, the Army commander. “The Army will continue haunting other terrorists for the protection of the public and to serve justice.” AES / MCAG / OACPA