30 Jan 2 Homemade bombs recovered After Raid at MSU-Marawi
In a joint operation conducted by the elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), two homemade bombs were recovered in the premises of Mindanao State University (MSU) – Marawi compound.
According to a report from ABS-CBN News, the authorities were armed with three search warrants for illegal possession of firearms and explosives and illegal drugs. They then raided an alleged safe house of the Maute group on January 30, Monday at around 12 a.m.
Upon the raid, eleven individuals were taken into custody for inquiry and that they all denied of having a connection to any terror groups. Background checks were already conducted by Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to these individuals. This is to verify that of any arrest warrant was issued against them.
Residents were complaining that improvised explosive devices were planted there as Maute bomb makers were probably using the compound.
Meanwhile, MSU has yet to issue a statement regarding the incident.
To control the terror group in the area, a full-press military operation in Lanao was ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte on January 29, Sunday evening.