Clash erupted with the BIFF while serving warrant of arrest

CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – Joint Law Enforcement Support Operation was conducted by virtue of warrant of arrest against Samad G. Masgal @ Madrox of the combined troops of 34th Infantry “Reliable” Battalion and Midsayap Municipal Police Station on April 16, 2019 in Brgy Kadingilan, Midsayap, North Cotabato.

Masgal @ Madrox has a pending cases for violation of comprehensive dangerous drugs act of 2002 and illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions. He was also involved in bombing attacks, liquidations, harassment of Military detachment in Midsayap, North Cotabato with seven counts of murder and attempted murder.
The fire fight transpired at around 3:00 o’clock in the morning with more or less 10 fully armed men, when the subject resisted for arrest.
Said personality is a BIFF member under Karialan faction.

The operation resulted to the seizure of one M14 rifle, one magazine loaded with nine live ammunitions.

Civilian residents also reported that a certain Pakindal Baganian @ tawantawan was neutralized during the operation and wounding of @ Madrox.

On the other hand, one soldier was slightly wounded on the said encounter that was immediately brought to Camp Siongco Station Hospital, 6ID, PA for proper medical treatment.

“The success of the operation was manifested by the strong cooperation and commitment among the security forces and civilian residents in the area to fight against criminality,” said Ltc Glenn Loreto T Caballero, Commanding Officer of 34IB.

Commander 602nd Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Alfredo V. Rosario Jr., said that the residents of Brgy Kadingilan in Midsayap appreciated the joint efforts of the government forces in addressing the threat group who continuously threatening the civilian community.”

“The LESO is part of the AFP and PNP mandated task to ensure the security and safety of each individual against any threat groups,” 6th Infantry Division Commander Major General Cirilito E. Sobejana said.