Reports: 300 Moro rebels trained in Maguindanao-A A +A
Thursday, September 20, 2012
AUTHORITIES are investigating reports that at least 300 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) are training in a remote area in Maguindanao province.
Unconfirmed reports reveal that the military training of BIFM recruits started last Saturday in Barangay Kitango, Datu Saudi Ampatuan.
The training also includes chemical mixing for bomb making, military commando, sniper course, and artillery.
The report also reveals that the training will last until three months which is lead by Kumander Ustadz Ameril Umbra Kato.
Accoring to the Army's 6th Infantry Division Public Affairs Chief, Colonel Prudencio Asto, they are still investigating whether the reports are true.
Residents in the provinces of Maguindanao and North Cotabato are alarmed that more fighting will continue as the trainees will conduct test missions. (Edgardo Fuerzas)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 20, 2012.