Three disgruntled members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters under Karialan faction, including a minor, have surrendered to the army on Friday, June 26, 2020n in Brgy. Paidu Pulangi, Pikit, North Cotabato.
The former BIFF terrorists were Gaga Abdul, 25, platoon leader, Jeremy Abdul, 18 and minor who is 17 years old. They are all residents of Sitio Tatak, Brgy Dalgan, Pagalungan, Maguindanao.
In a simple ceremony the surrenderers were presented to Joint Task Force Central Commander Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon at Headquarters 602nd Infantry Brigade in Carmen, North Cotabato.
The surrenderers handed over 1 homemade Barret sniper rifle, 1 homemade KG9 and 1 homemade uzi.
“An increasing number of BIFF coming out to surrender is a manifestation that they choose to live peaceful lives and join the mainstream community,” said Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon.
He also lauded the 90th Infantry Battalion led by Lt. Col. Michael D. Maquilan for their continuous effort to convince the BIFF group to surrender and contribute to the campaign against terrorism and violent extremism in Central Mindanao.