BIFF Attacks Maguindanao Over Over 300 Families Leave Homes Due to the Incident
Over 300 families flee and leave their homes after the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked Maguindanao.
Philippine Army 6th Infantry Division spokesperson Lt Col. Anhouvic Atilano reported that the members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attacked a village at South Upi, Maguindanao.
Atilano said that the terrorist also burned around seven houses in Barangay Itaw. He also revealed that the chaos reportedly started due to land dispute between the two families in the barangay.
“Matagal na ito silang nagaagawan sa lupa d’yan. There were earlier settlements para ma-delineate ang boundary. Accordingly sa report natin, itong family may relatives sa BIFF. Ito siguro ang ginamit para guluhin ang barangay para makaalis ang indigent people,” Atilano said.
The AFP spokesperson said that the authorities are currently hunting the BIFF members involved in the incident. The incident started last December 31, 2020 and displaced around 200 families in Barangay Pandan.
Barangay Pandan residents who fled during the BIFF attack have already returned to their respective houses.
Meanwhile, four people got injured and one passed away after the BIFF members ambushed South Upi town Mayor Reynalbert Insular who visited Barangay Itaw to provide help to the residents. As of now, the mayor is safe and in good condition.
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