Soldiers encountered with BIFF in Maguindanao and recovered assorted fire arms
CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – Firefight between the government troops of 601st Infantry Brigade and members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) erupted last 12 April 2017 at Sitio Pinag Inuman, Barangay Elian, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao.
The firefight transpired at around 7:00 in the morning while the troops were conducting law enforcement support operation with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group ARMM (CIDG) when they encountered around 20 fully armed rebels led by Saga Indong and Monib Indong. The operation resulted to the recovery of assorted parts of guns and equipment used in the production of firearms.
Six soldiers were slightly wounded and was given an award by Major General Arnel B Dela Vega this morning, 13 April 2017 for their gallantry and heroic acts in fighting against the bandits.
"The Mindanaons needs more compassion and bravery from people like you. Knowing that those of us out here are inspired by your actions. Thank you for doing the right thing," Mgen Dela Vega said.
Destruction of equipment that are used in the production of fire arms by the BIFF will decrease their fire power capability in conducting atrocities in Central Mindanao.