CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – JTFC troops recovered Improvised Explosive Devices and components and various war materiel during the ongoing combat operations against the BIFF and DITG.
Troops of 57th Infantry Battalion of the 601st Infantry Brigade recovered three improvised explosive devices and components while conducting combat operations on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Brgy Inaladan, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao.
Two of the recovered IEDs were placed inside jetmatic pumps while one was made using a 4 liter water gallon. “The IEDs were already rigged and ready to be used. It appears that they are planning to use these IEDs for something or somewhere where it will have a big impact.” said LTC Edwin Alburo, 57IB Commanding Officer.
“One of the reasons that we launched these combat operations is to seek those terror devices immediately and disable them since different local government units in Central Mindanao will be having their activities like the Kalimudan Festival in Isulan and the Sinugba Festival in Midsayap as well as founding anniversaries of municipalities. It was timely that we found them for we have received reports that these groups were planning to use them as soon as possible. “Col Jose Narciso, Commanding Officer of 601st Brigade said.
“The enhanced security and round the clock vigilance of our troops have prevented these groups from using these terror devices. The Joint Task Force Central will always ensure the safety and security of the people from all acts of criminalities especially in this season where many communities and municipalities in Central Mindanao are celebrating. The timely discovery of these war materiel will surely lessen their capability to wreak havoc and terror and disturb the peace loving communities here in our JTFC AO.” said Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon, Commander of JTF Central and 6th Infantry Division.