Marawi City — A DI-Maute Group member surrendered to 103rd Infantry (Haribon) Brigade, morning of July 14, 2020 at Hqs 103Bde, Kampo Ranao, Marawi City.
Abdullah Lumzed Arumpac @ Afghan who was a sub-leader of the Dawlah Islamiyah-Maute Group led by late Abdullah Maute, voluntarily surrendered to Col Jose Maria R Cuerpo II, Commander, 103Bde, 1ID, PA bringing along with him one (1) Colt Automatic Rifle 15 Caliber 5.56mm M16A1 rifle with one (1) magazine and 20 rounds live ammunitions.
Afghan was involved in numerous terroristic activities in Lanao del Sur province that include encounters against military troops at Barangay Sandab, Butig sometime on 2015 and in Barangay Ragayan, Poona Bayabao, Lanao del Sur, sometimes on 2017 where he suffered gunshot wound in his lower right abdomen while three (3) of his members died during the said encounter. Likewise, said surrenderee was also involved in the planning of the devastating Marawi Siege which claimed thousand of lives and millions worth of properties.
Afghan Quote “I realized that the best option for me is to return to the folds of the law and sought the help of the Local Government Unit of Lumbatan led by Mayor Allan Lao”.
Colonel Cuerpo, said “I am grateful that he chose to return to the folds of the law to help in the peace and development of the area. I am hoping that this surrender would encourage other terrorist member to follow. The government is always ready to help Former Rebel to return to their normal lives”.
The military and the LGUs of Lanao del Sur will continue to work hand in hand to facilitate surrender of LTGs in order to achieve genuine peace in the province.