Maute bomber arrested PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 June 2017 13:34

Joint AFP-PNP Special Action Group arrested MOHAMMAD NOAIM MAUTE @ ABU JADID, a suspected member of the Maute Group responsible for the atrocities in Marawi City at around 7:00AM Thursday, June 15, 2017 in his rented house at Sitio Sta. Cruz, Macasandig, Cagayan De Oro City.

His arrest came after a concerned citizen informed the presence of a person who has a resemblance of @ABU JADID who is included in a photo gallery posted all over Mindanao. He was arrested by virtue of Arrest Order No. 1 signed by Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary of National Defense on May 29, 2017.

ABU JADID is an Arabic Teacher in Marawi City. He is also suspected to be a bomb expert of the Maute Group who uses fake student ID of MSU under the name ALFAIZ P. MAMINTAL to conceal his identity. During the initial investigation however, he admitted that he is Mohammad Maute, a cousin of the Maute brothers. He is presently detained in Cagayan De Oro City Police and undergoing legal process.

On the other hand, Eastern Mindanao Command expresses its appreciation to the support of the people, for the information they gave that led to the arrest of Mohammad Maute. Further, the Command is asking the continuous support of the general public in the implementation of Martial Law and as troops continue to conduct stringent security and law enforcement operations to shield Eastern Mindanao from terroristic activities.

EMC is expecting more arrests in the coming days as tracking and monitoring are intensified against the persons listed in the two orders of arrest issued by the Martial Law Administrator. Rest assured that all actions of EMC and its subordinate units will always be in accordance to the rule of law. (PR)