3 BIFF members go to government authorities



Three other members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) surrendered and handed over their guns to troops of the 92nd Infantry Battalion (IB) in Maguindanao province, officials said Thursday (September 16, 2021).

The three surrendered on Tuesday, September 14 and were then introduced to Brigadier General Ignatius Patrimonio, 1st Brigade Combat Team Commander, at the Old Capitol in Satan’s Village, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.

Patrimonio only identified them by their pseudonyms as Alias ​​Nasser, Alias ​​Munib and Alias ​​Bensar, who are followers of the BIFF Karialan and Bungos factions.

They handed over a 7.62 millimeter (mm) sniper rifle, a 5.56 mm Ultimax submachine gun and a rocket-propelled grenade, according to Patrimonio.

The three transferors of BIFF received financial support from the municipal governments of Shariff Aguak, Datu Hoffer and Datu Unsay.

Major General Juvymax Uy, Commander of Joint Task Force-Central, congratulated the troops and local government officials for the good results of their strong collaboration and coordination.

Major General Generoso Ponio, acting commander of Western Mindanao Command, said the breakthrough in the campaign against terrorism and violent extremism is attributable to the holistic approach taken by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the unwavering support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. communities.

The three people going to the BIFF were taken into custody at the 92IB headquarters at Hill 150 in the village of Meta, Datu Unsay, Maguindanao.

They will then be enrolled in the government’s reintegration program.

With the surrender of the three, the number of BIFF members who visited the central Mindanao region increased to 108. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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