Westmincom troops secure mosques during Ramadhan PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 May 2017 13:50

By LIZA JOCSON

Military troops have deployed personnel to secure mosques in Western Mindanao during this period of Ramadhan.

in a statement from the Western Mindanao Command, it said that personnel in the region were ordered to carry out security measures to ensure that the vicinity of mosques will be secured and that the Islamic faithful are free to go there to exercise their religion.

This, as fighting between government troops and members of the Maute group continue to engage in a gun battle in embattled Marawi city.

Meanwhile, Muslim soldiers observance of Ramadhan was said to be put on hold as they engage in the ultimate sacrifice of fighting the rebels in Marawi.

“Normally, a Ramadan break is granted to Muslim soldiers.  However, with the declaration of Martial Law and the mission to immediately address the havoc caused by the Maute/ ISIS in Marawi, our Muslim brothers for now, need to give their share of sacrifices in order to make sure that Islam believers from Marawi can soon go back to their homes and observe Ramadhan,” the Westmincom statement read. (LAJ)