94IB foils planned CNT attack in Himamaylan, Negros Occidental


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The 94IB thwarted an NPA attack on a Minuro (a cluster of few houses) in the upland village of Madaja, Brgy. Buenavista of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental when patrolling troops encountered some 10 Communist NPA Terrorists (CNT) in the adjacent village of Amaga on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

The troops bravely fought for about seven minutes before the CNTs withdrew. A member of the CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) was hurt from enemy gunfires but is now in stable condition. Meanwhile, nearby platoons conducted pursuit operations on the CNTs.

In the 4th quarter of 2020, while 94IB troops were immersed in the community for the Community Support Program, the village of Madaja decided to move their homes closer together to form a cluster, also called a minuro, specifically for their security and safety from terrorists’ threats.

“The villagers of Sitio Madaja were tired of being forced to provide food for the CNTs especially when they barely have enough to feed themselves and their families,” said LTC Guzman.

When the villagers decided to stand up against the years of abuse and terror of the CNTs, Sitio Madaja became a target of the CNTs. Since the establishment of the minuro, the villagers, in partnership with the 94IB, have successfully repulsed three CNT attacks.

94IB’s presence in the uplands is a commitment to ensure peace and security in order to establish favorable conditions for government projects to come in.


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