PANDAG, Maguindanao -- A member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was killed Sunday morning while running away from government forces in Barangay Malangit.
Kaliga Usman Kamsa was killed while escaping authorities in a Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) checkpoint.
Authorities were supposed to arrest Kamsa but he escaped on board a motorcycle. The military said 2 hand grenades were recovered from Kamsa.
Lieutenant Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command, meanwhile, urged other BIFF members to surrender.
"While we are continuously conducting focused military operations, we are encouraging the remaining combatants to surrender and avail of the government's livelihood programs prepared for them," he said.