Camp Siongco, Maguindanao – Three members of the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) belonging to the East Daguma Front of FSMRC under Commander Rayray were killed by troops of the 37IB of the 603rd Infantry Brigade under the Joint Task Force Central in an encounter with around 25 of its members at Sitio Sinuksok, Brgy. Bugso, Senator Ninoy Aquino town of the province of Sultan Kudarat at 8 o’clock in the evening of January 31, 2020.
The firefight lasted for 30 minutes which resulted to the death of the 3 CNT members. The rest of the terror group scampered to different directions and left behind the bodies of their slain comrades. The troops were able to recover one 7.62mm M14 rifle, one 5.56mm M16 rifle, one caliber .45 pistol, assorted magazines and ammunition, one icom handheld radio, medical kits, sacks of rice and subversive documents.
JTFC Commander Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon commended the troops for their heroism and bravery during the clash with the communist group.
“The Joint Task Force Central and 6ID will never cease to hunt these CNTs. We will pursue them and bring them to the folds of the law and stop their oppressive actions which continuously hinder the progress that the LGUs in JTFC AO are implementing.” Maj. Gen. Carreon said.
He also encouraged the other CNT members to stop fighting the government and return to the fold of the law so they will not experience the same thing that happened to their comrades.