CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte (DWDD) – Three (3) New Peoples’ Army (NPA) terrorists died in an encounter with 29th Infantry “Matatag” Battalion at Sitio Taiwan, Barangay Bangayan, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte on Sunday afternoon February 11, 2018.
The 3 dead bodies of the NPAs Front 16 of the North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) are yet to be identified.
One (1) M4 Sniper Rifle with Scope, several ammunitions, five (5) improvised landmines, 1 hand grenade, 1 rifle grenade, and a cellphone were among those recovered in the terrorists’ encampment that can accommodate 100 persons.
Bloodstains in the withdrawal routes of the terrorist NPAS are still being tracked in the meantime.
“We will pursue these terrorists at all cost just to ensure that the people of Northern Mindanao and Caraga Regions will attain the peace they deserve so that economic development that they were long deprived of will come in,” says Major General Ronald Villanueva of the 4 th Infantry Division when he thanked the civilian informants who gave the location of the NPA camp.
General Villanueva also congratulated the 29IB under Lieutenant Colonel Glen Aynera and the 402nd Infantry Brigade under Brigadier General Franco Nemesio Gacal as he also exhorted them to continue the pressure so that the NPAs terrorists will no longer hold their members who are already contemplating of surrender. 4DPAO / MCAG