Fearing for his life, a member of the Daulah Islamiyah-Maute Group (DI-MG) surrendered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Marawi City on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
A former violent extremist, Alinor Itak Ibrahim also known as Liya/Bara, submitted himself to 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander Brigadier General Jose Maria Cuerpo II and 51st Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Payapaya at the brigade headquarters in Kampo Ranao, Marawi City.
Ibrahim handed over one M16A1 Colt automatic rifle to the military. He said he was overwhelmed by the result of the recent encounter that transpired between his comrades and AFP forces in Barangay Ilalag, Maguing, Lanao del Sur last March 1.
Alias Liya was recruited by a certain Najib in Barangay Gacap, Piagapo sometime in 2017. He was involved in a series of encounters in Tubaran and Pagaywan in 2018 under the leadership of the late Abu Dar. He went on lie low status after the death of his leader.