THREE members of Maute Terror Group ( MTG) including a minor surrendered to government forces on Monday in Lanao del Sur.
This was confirmed yesterday by Major Arvin Encinas, spokesman of Armed Forces of the Philippines ( AFP) - Western Mindanao Command ( Westmincom).
Encinas identified those who surrendered as Mail Tinga, 36; Jamil Dimasangcay, 24 and Juhari Mangotara, 16.
The three surrendered at around 4:30 p.m. to elements of 82nd Infantry Battalion in Barangay Pawak, Saguiran, Lanao del Sur.
They surrendered after series of negotiation with government forces.
Record showed that Mangotara and Dimasangcay were former members of Maute Group sub-leader Imam who previously fought against government troops in Gacap, Piagapo in 2017 while Tinga was involved in the series of armed engagements with soldiers in Butig and Piagapo in 2016.
Philippine Army’s 82nd IB Commander Lt. Col. Rafman Altre said the former terrorists also turned over one M79 grenade launcher and two caliber .45 handguns.