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2 extremist militants yield in Mindanao

TWO members of a local terrorist group in c surrendered to authorities on Monday and turned over a powerful sniper rifle to the police, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, General Debold M. Sinas said yesterday

The twos identified only as alias ‘Dindin’ and one alias ‘Monta’ were described as former members of the Karialan Faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters headed by Commander Gantang .

The two turned themselves over to officials of the Police Regional Office- Bangsamoro Autonomous following negotiations with local officials.

The two BIFF fighters also surrendered one caliber .50 Barrett sniper rifle with one live ammunition to officials of the Regional Intelligence Unit-15 under the PNP Intelligence Group headed by Colonel Warren F. de Leon in Camp Brigadier Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun in Parang, Maguindanao.

We welcome this gesture of peace by former enemies of the state who laid down their arms and returned to the fold of the law,” Sinas said even as he maintained that the PNP is enable them to return to the mainstream of the society.opening its doors to members of other lawless groups including the New People’s Army who wish to lay down their arms and avail of the government’s comprehensive livelihood package to