Two alleged Dawlah Islamia-Maute Group (DIMG) members were captured during the joint pursuit operation conducted by the troops of 51st Infantry (Fuerte Uno) Battalion, 1ID, PA; 103rd Infantry (Haribon) Brigade; and PNP personnel of Piagapo MPS at Brgy Talao, Piagapo, Lanao del Sur on 05 February 2022.
After the succesful encounter against the 2 notorious criminal members of the DI-MG, a deliberate joint pursuit operation was launched to completely destroy the other remnants. This effort resulted to the capture of two allegedly DIMG member who were planning to lay Anti-personnel Mines (IED) on possible route of government forces, purposely to inflict casualties and to delay the movement of the troops.
The troops were able to capture war materials and belongings including, one (1) caliber 45 pistol, two (2) anti-personnel mines, two (2) improvised blasting caps and subversive documents from the alleged members of DI-MG.
LTC FERNANDO PAYAPAYA said that the unit is dedicated and determined to extinguish the remaining members of the terrorist group in their area of operation.
“The only possible way of these remnants terrorist to attain peaceful life is to surrender and return to the folds of the law, otherwise, they will also perish like their other members suffered,” he added.
The said personalities were brought and turned-over to Piagapo, Municipal Police Station for filing of appropriate charges.