Maguindanao roads closed anew due to BIFF attacks PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 August 2012 14:17

Sniper shots fired by suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) compelled military forces manning the Maguindanao highway to impose road closure Friday.

Maj. Gen. Rey Ardo, commander of the 6th Infantry Division, told media that the rebels fired shots towards military detachments along Datu Unsay town in
Maguindanao, around 12 noon, Friday, which led soldiers to close the highway to protect civilians and commuters plying the route.

The blocked road stretched from Barangay Iganagampong until Barangay Meta in Datu Unsay town, reports said.

Two weeks ago, authorities closed the road from Crossing Salvo in Datu Saudi Ampatuan up to Shariff Aguak when BIFF rebels attacked government installations and Army outposts positioned along the highway.

This as the Maguindanao Provincial Government announced on Friday that the provincial police have a new provincial director.

Sr. Supt. Jaime Pido, former head of the Regional Logistics Research Development Division of the Police Regional Office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM), is the new provincial police director in Maguindanao.

He replaced Supt. Marcelo Pintac, who is now assigned as the regional supply officer of the PRO-ARMM.

The turnover of command was held Friday at the Maguindanao provincial police headquarters in Shariff Aguak town.