BREAKING: Farhana Maute, mother of Maute Brothers, has been arrested by government forces tonight while escaping with wounded Maute fighters travelling toward Butig or all the way to Cotabato. Also found in Farhana Maute’s vehicles – firearms, ammunition, bundles of cash.
SAF arrested Maute mother at Lanao Del Sur
MARAWI CITY, Lanao Del Sur – Combined elements of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force and Lanao Del Sur Provincial Public Safety Company arrested Ominta Romato Maute @Farhana, the mother of Maute Brothers, in Masiu, Lanao Del Sur, Friday June 9.
Farhana was arrested together with 14 personalities (10 females and four males) in a house along the lakeside of barangay Cormatan, Masiu, Lanao Del Sur. Two injured males and one female, suspected to be involved in Marawi City clash, were receiving medical treatment inside the house when the operatives arrived.
Upon the conduct of search, troopers recovered several improvised explosive devices, high-powered firearm, ammunitions, and cash.
According to reports, the house was used by the Maute as their safehouse where they treated their injured members and supporters.
The Naval Task Unit of the Philippine Navy was also securing the lakeside during the conduct of the operation.
After the arrest, suspect personalities including confiscated pieces of evidence were turned over to CIDG ARMM at Camp Ranao, Marawi City.
(Photo credit from PNP-SAF)
Opinion: Saan kaya galing ang pera nila? at sa palagay ko, ung mga magulang o kamag anak ang kina-usap ng mga supplier ng Maute upang maitago ang direktang kumunikasyon sa maute group.
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