Maute sniper surrenders in Lanao del Sur: AFP


Posted at Oct 11 2018 07:43 PM

MANILA—A sniper of the Maute group surrendered to the military in Lanao del Sur, the Armed Forces' Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) said Thursday.

Nape Baltao surrendered to the troops of Joint Task Force Ranao in Butig town, Lanao del Sur on Wednesday, Wesmincom said in a statement.

Baltao also yielded his 7.62 sniper rifle with scope, the statement added.

The Maute group was behind the 5-month long siege in Marawi City, which left around 160 state troops dead and displaced some 200,000 residents.