GOVERNMENT officials yesterday gave the P1.1-million reward to the tipsters who informed the military about the presence of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member Saad Samad Kiram in Barangay Tan-awan, Tubigon, Bohol.

The reward from President Rodrigo Duterte and Bohol Provincial Government was given to more than one informant in Camp Lino Chatto in Tubigon, radio dyTR reported.

Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto, Tubigon Mayor William Jao, Clarin Mayor Allen Piezas, Inabanga Mayor Josephine Jumamoy and Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Batallion Commander Jon Aying witnessed the turnover.

Kiram was caught at 7 a.m. last May 4.

On the following day, at 4:30 a.m., he was killed by the police after he allegedly tried to escape while he was being transported to the Bohol District Jail in Tagbilaran City.

The Commision on Human Rights in Central Visayas is investigating the circumstances that led to the death of Kiram.