DEL PILAR, CABADBARAN CITY – Government troops under 29IB while conducting security operations in the forested area of Sitio Kahanginan, Brgy San Antonio, RTR, Agusan del Norte encountered ten (10) heavily armed NPA members that lasted for about five minutes firefight which resulted in the discovery of an enemy encampment that can accommodate more or less fifteen (15) persons and recovery of one M14 rifle, subversive documents and foodstuffs on February 08, 2017 at around 09:50 o’clock in the morning.
LTC GLENN JOY U AYNERA, the Battalion Commander of 29th Infantry Battalion said that “This is a clear indication that the people on this side of the province support the anti-insurgency campaign as the nearby populace reported the presence of the said NPA armed group conducting extortion activities in the said area”. LTC AYNERA also said that “the community can no longer bear the extortion demands and intimidation of the NPA bandits that they reported their presence and we responded as part of our mandate to protect the communities and uphold their right to live peacefully”. “This is also in support of our relentless and continuous combat operations in the area as we will diminish those terrorist NPAs.”
Moreover, the 29th Infantry Battalion will continue its thrust in connection with the pronouncement of the Commander-in-Chief President Duterte in lifting the ceasefire with the CNN and resume the conduct of combat operations against the New People’s Army.