Wife of Omar Maute arrested in Iligan City, police sources confirm


Posted at Nov 05 2017 02:27 PM | Updated as of Nov 06 2017 12:22 AM

MANILA - The wife of terrorist leader Omar Maute has been arrested in Iligan City, Philippine National Police (PNP) sources confirmed Sunday.

Minhati Midrais, alias "Baby," was reportedly arrested in a house in Steele Makers Subdivision in Barangay Tubod.

She was taken into police custody, along with 6 children, sources added. An expired Indonesian passport was also seized from her.

Police also recovered 4 blasting caps, 2 detonating cords and 1 time fuse from the house where Midrais was arrested.

Maute, along with terrorist leader Isnilon Hapilon, was killed in the final assault of state troops in the main battle area of Marawi City. 

The military said Maute was hit on the head by sniper fire as they were moving into another building during the battle.

Following the death of Maute and Hapilon, President Rodrigo Duterte announced the liberation of Marawi City. --report from Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News