4 BIFF officers yield to military in Maguindanao


Four alleged top-ranking officials of the lawless Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) have surrendered to the military in Maguindanao.

Major General Diosdado Carreon, commander of the Joint Task Force Central Command, said the returnees belong to BIFF Bungos faction.

They were identified as Ibrahim Odin, BIFF’s 3rd Brigade Commander, 2nd Division; Diya Musa, 1st Battalion Commander, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division; Daud Paglas, admin officer, 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division; and Yasser Abunawas, son of Abunawas Damiyog and operation officer, 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division.

The rebels surrendered to soldiers of 34th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Indatuan, Northern Kabuntalan at Thursday, December 19.

The group turned over one Barrett rifle, one M16 rifle, one Rocket-Propelled Grenade, one improvised explosive device, and pieces of ammunition.