CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – A gun factory has been found, allegedly belonging from rebels in General Salipada K. Pendatun, Maguindanao by the police and army as they were to serve a warrant against a wanted person in the area Tuesday.
The arresting team swooped down on a safe house of Sukarno Buka, a sub-leader of Islamic State-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), in Barangay Midconding for attempted murder charges but the latter managed to anticipate the operatives.
The joint military-police team however, discovered a BIFF gun factory in the area.
Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander, said in a report Wednesday that the law enforcement operation was carried out by the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion (33IB), the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion (MIB), and the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Maguindanao.
Buka’s group operates in the peripheries of Gen. S.K. Pendatun, Mangudadatu, and Paglat towns in the province.