CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur (DWDD) – Another DawlahIslamiya/Maute member surrendered to Joint Task Force Ranao in Butig, Lanao del Sur 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Combined efforts of the 49th Infantry Battalion, under the Joint Task Force Ranao, MILF-Adhoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG) and local officials facilitated the surrender of the Maute sniper.
The sniper, also yielded his 7.62 Sniper Rifle to Lt. Col. Edgar Villanueva, the 49th Battalion Commander.
Custodial debriefing is still on-going as of this posting.
Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, Joint Task Force Zampelan commander, commended the troops, MILF-AHJAG and local officials that assisted the surrender of Maute sniper.
“Collective efforts of various stakeholders is very essential in the attainment of peace and prosperity in our area of operation,” Maj.Gen. Murillo added.
On Tuesday, seven DawlahIslamiya/Maute members and supporters surrendered to 55th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Ranao in Pagayawan, Lanaodel Sur. The group also yielded three M1 Garand Rifle, one Carbine, four caliber 45 handguns, and one 9mm pistol. 1DPAO / MCAG