3 BIFF militants surrender in North Cotabato


Three alleged members of the lawless group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) have surrendered to the government troops in North Cotabato.

Gen. Diosdado Carreon, commander of the Joint Task Force Central, said the militants who were all members of the Karialan Faction turned themselves in to the soldiers of the 34th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Nabalawag, Midsayap town at 8:40 p.m., Wednesday, April 29.

Lanny Madaluday Salem, alias Matyak Salem; Rocky Kinal Paguital, alias Rocky Salilagya; and Usman Abas Salem, alias Lumanda Salem also turned over one Caliber 7.62mm improvised sniper rifle (locally made), one Caliber 7.62mm M14 rifle, three magazines, 19 rounds of Caliber 7.62mm ammunition, and one bandoleer.

“The surrender of the BIFF members is a result of the convergence among the security agencies, local government units, local leaders, and the peace-loving people of North Cotabato,” Carreon said.