Maute supporter, courier yield to military in Lanao del Sur

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An alleged supporter and a courier of the terrorist Dawlah Islamiya-Maute Group have surrendered to the military in Lanao del Sur.

Lt. Col. Rafman Altre, commander of the 82nd Infantry Battalion, said that Farhan Salik, alias Orak, 20, and Alimoden Maunada, 38, submitted themselves to the government forces Sunday, January 26, two days after an encounter in the boundaries of Piagapo and Balindong.

“The successful surrender was made possible through the collaborative efforts of our unit; MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) Commander Salic Dimasangkay; and Usman Amboloto, Chairman of Barangay Dado, Balindong,” he said.

Those who surrendered handed over one Caliber .30 M1 Springfield Garand Rifle.

They are undergoing custodial debriefing at 82IB headquarters, Altre said.

“We continuously encourage DI- Maute remnants, other local terrorist groups, and their supporters to surrender and return to the folds of the law,” said Col. Jose Maria Cuerpo II, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade.